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Name: Pharmaceutical/Medical Device Sales/Marketing
Description: Involves all aspects of selling and promoting pharmaceutical/medical products and services. This includes calling on clients, customer service, training and education and attendance at trade shows
Practice roles: Sales and marketing representative, training and education specialist, clinical specialist (e.g., certified diabetic educator), consultant, telemarketer/telephone support
Characteristics: Extensive training and on-going in-service provided, autonomy, opportunities to work from home, flexible schedule
Drawbacks: Travel often required (local and/or national and international), hours can be long and irregular
Desirable skills: Professional appearance, confident manner, business orientation, organized, outgoing personality, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to self-motivate, good time management skills
Education: Varies. Some companies prefer BS but not all
Employers: Pharmaceutical companies, medical product companies, telemarketing companies