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Pharmaceutical Sales Job Overview

Pharmaceutical sales representatives help doctors understand new drugs and medical treatments. This helps doctors provide cutting-edge care to their patients. Pharmaceutical sales reps have an important job because medical science is constantly evolving and it's hard for doctors to stay on top of all of the new drugs and treatment plans.

Pharmaceutical sales jobs also involve marketing skills and selling skills. Doctors are a hard crowd to sell to, so pharmaceutical sales reps must truly believe in their products and know how to make doctors see them the same way. Employees who excel in their position may look into becoming a Regional Sales Director for the pharmaceutical company.

Pharmaceutical sales job tasks include:
  • Meeting with doctors to discuss new drugs
  • Creating presentations for groups of doctors
  • Participating in health fairs and conferences
  • Promoting new drugs
  • Monitoring doctor prescription patterns
  • Looking for new sales leads

Pharmaceutical Sales Job Education Requirements

An in depth knowledge of pharmacology, chemistry and biology are important for pharmaceutical sales reps because they must be able to explain how drugs work on a chemical and biological level. No sales representative will be successful without being able to explain the products for sale. Therefore, a degree in one of these fields is useful, but not necessarily required. Many pharmaceutical sales reps have clinical backgrounds that help them better understand doctors and their needs. People aspiring to be pharmaceutical sales reps should graduate with a four-year degree, at minimum, to be more attractive to employers.

Pharmaceutical Sales Job Market

The job market for pharmaceutical sales reps is average, with about 12 percent growth over the past decade. However, the medical industry is one of the most stable and consistent employers in the world, so pharmaceutical sales jobs are in high demand. It's important to note that most of the pharmaceutical industry is based in California, and it's easiest to find a job from there, although home-based jobs are becoming more and more popular.

Pharmaceutical Sales Job Salary Information

There is a wide range of salaries for pharmaceutical sales reps because it is a highly commission-based job. However, some pharmaceutical sales reps can reach six-figure salaries. On the lower end of the bracket, pharmaceutical sales representatives make around $58,000 a year, and they can reach upwards to $190,000 a year.

Pharmaceutical sales representatives spend a good deal of time on the road, traveling to hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities to meet with doctors. This fact, in addition to the commission-based model, gives pharmaceutical sales representatives a good deal of freedom. This is an important perk that goes beyond the high salary and benefits packages offered by employers.
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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Gainesville, FL) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-6858141014 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Gainesville, Florida geography which includes Lake Ci...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Naperville, IL) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-7921141006 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Naperville, IL geography. As a member of the Janssen ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Retail Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Council Bluffs, IA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9524141118 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Retail Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Council Bluffs, Iowa geography which extends into Sioux City, ...
Netorus, Inc is looking for candidates with a background in: Pharmaceutical QC / QA / Production staff for Pharmaceutical Consultation & Sales Position Netorus, Inc. is a privately-held international company that encompasses generic drugs, cGMP software and emerging market consultation. Our aim is to assist the corresponding US and Global companies in these Life Science industries to achieve the...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Roseville, CA) Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc-9796141117 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Roseville, CA territory. As a member of the Janssen Pharm...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Elgin, IL) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9210141105 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Elgin, Illinois geography. As a member of the Janssen Phar...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Gulfport, MS) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-0921140825 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Gulfport, Mississippi geography. As a member of the Jan...
Overview At Teva Select Brands we are proud of our ability to manufacture and market innovative products that make a difference in people's lives. We have a variety of products, but the current TSB product and therapeutic focus is in Psychiatry/Mental Health & Emergency Medicine. We combine the creative spirit of a small company with the experiences and resources of a respected global corporation...
A national biopharmaceutical company in Hunterdon County, NJ is looking to hire a Tax Senior to join their growing department. The company offers a great company culture (flexible work hours, on site GYM, free lunch) the ability to interact with various departments and upper management. The ideal candidate will be someone with up to five years of public accounting or pharmaceutical experience, pos...
We are looking for entry level and experienced pharmaceutical sales representatives in the greater Indianapolis area. Quintiles (our client) is hiring pharmaceutical sales representatives for the Indianapolis area. The good news is that they will be attending our professional sales focused recruiting event on December 16th@ Sheraton Keystone Crossing. Interviews begin at 6:00 p.m. We invite you t...
Medical Sales Representative - Seattle Territory!! Ranked the 2nd fastest growing company in healthcare and leader in their industry! Headquartered in the United States, our client supplies medical supplies to providers worldwide. Their drug and genetic testing tools fill a vital niche in personalized patient care. They offer a host of options to manage the information and enable productive adju...
PERCIPIENT, LLC Are you interested in joining a dynamic, growing company? Would you like to make an impact on an organization that is in its infancy? Percipient is seeking intelligent, creative, collaborative and enthusiastic consultants to help build the company and achieve rapid growth. What is Percipient? Percipient is a strategy consulting firm that helps pharmaceutical, biotech, and device...
PERCIPIENT, LLC Are you interested in joining a dynamic, growing company? Would you like to make an impact on an organization that is in its infancy? Percipient is seeking intelligent, creative, collaborative and enthusiastic consultants to help build the company and achieve rapid growth. What is Percipient? Percipient is a strategy consulting firm that helps pharmaceutical, biotech, and device...
Packaging Technician, Pharmaceutical Packaging Technician Global Pharmaceutical Company has an immediate temporary (3 Months) opening for a reliable Packaging Technician to work on 1st Shift. Job Summary: Their chief responsibility is to ensure that the packaging process is carried out according to the goals set by the finished goods supervisor. Work safely and efficiently to complete all task...
QA Warehouse Inspector Global Pharmaceutical Company has an immediate 3 month assignment for a QA Warehouse Inspector to work in their Bethlehem, PA plant and warehouse. Purpose of Job: The Quality Assurance Warehouse Inspector is responsible for monitoring all activities that are conducted within the Logisitcs Department. The QA Inspector is responsible for the final inspection of orders to be ...
Vice President Quality for Pharmaceutical in Northern California available for immediate interviewing. Join a younger, very robust pharmaceutical company with marketed commercial drugs and very strong pipeline in this upstart pharmaceutical. You will be the key person to build and lead a team of Quality Systems professionals to drive Quality to the next level for this exploding company. You will ...
As the only global provider of commercial solutions, Quintiles understands what it takes to deliver nationally and internationally. Our teams help biopharma get their medicines to the people who need them. We help customers gain insight and access to their markets and ultimately demonstrate their product’s value to payers, physicians and patients. A significant part of our business is acting as th...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. District Manager, Primary Care (Atlanta, GA - SOUTH) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-5919141002 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is recruiting for a District Manager to support the Primary Care Sales Force for the Atlanta, Georgia “SOUTH” geography which extends south of the airport and includes Stockbridge, Fayetteville, Alb...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Region Market Specialist, CNS – Houston Medical Center, TX- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9650141003 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (CNS),a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Region Market Specialist for the Houston Medical Center territory in Texas. Janssen CNS is a company driven by de...
Job ID: 2500 Position Description: As a pharmaceutical Sales Representative, you will have the opportunity to regularly call on health care professionals (primary care physicians, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies) within a specific geographic area. Day-to-day responsibilities consist of supporting the promotional efforts behind Forest products, which includes organizing, tracking and distributi...

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