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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 (La Jolla, CA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9828140909 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the La Jolla, CA geography. As a member of the Janssen Phar...
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. 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. Cardiovascular Pharmaceutical Sales Representative - Staten Island, NY - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-0294141013 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Cardiovascular Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Staten Island, NY territory. As a member of th...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Fargo, ND) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc-3937140910 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is recruiting for a District Manager to support the Primary Care Sales Force for the Fargo, North Dakota geography. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, ...
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...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Ventura, CA)Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc-7173141015 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Retail Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Ventura, CA geography. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical C...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Bakersfield,CA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-7174141015 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Retail Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Bakersfield, CA geography. As a member of the Janssen Pharm...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Fairfax, VA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-2214140729 Description Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Fairfax, VA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharma...
Self-Starter? Do you have a successful track record of selling products directly to office-based doctors (for sale to their patients)? Must have current “ready-to-buy” office-based doctor contacts! Generous Commission-Only Independent Contractors needed to sell serious, well researched, Pharmaceutical-Grade Dietary-Supplements. Hiring Now across the USA. Qualified Candidates only, send resume to: ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Lead Analyst, Pharmaceutical Data Management-5539140930 Description Janssen Supply Group, a member of Johnson & Johnson's family of companies, is recruiting for a Lead Analyst, Pharmaceutical Data Management, located in Raritan, NJ, Skillman, NJ, Piscataway, NJ, Horsham, PA, or Gurabo, Puerto Rico. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies o...
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...
COMPANY: · A growing Dermatology specialty pharmaceutical company · Expanding their national sales force. · A growing company with a strong pipeline of new products . POSITION: · Pharmaceutical Dermatology Specialty Sales Representative · Sell prescription medicines to Dermatology specialist physicians · This is a pure specialty position with no primary care sales calls. · TERRITORY: · ...
MICROBIOLOGIST I WITH PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01083 RECRUITER: ANITA JORDAN JOB LOCATION: SALT LAKE CITY, UT OCTOBER 3, 2014 *** CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ON OUR PAYROLL AS A W-2 *** Project Description: Performs microbiological testing on water, raw materials, and drug products; collects samples; prepares media; sterilize test instruments; and maintains appr...
COMPANY: · A growing Dermatology specialty pharmaceutical company · Expanding their national sales force. · A growing company with a strong pipeline of new products . POSITION: · Pharmaceutical Dermatology Specialty Sales Representative · Sell prescription medicines to Dermatology specialist physicians · This is a pure specialty position with no primary care sales calls. · TERRITORY: · ...
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Company: Yoh Packaging Operators needed for a contract opportunity with Yoh's client located in Charlotte, NC. Top Skills You Should Possess: - Packaging Equipment - Pharmaceutical / Chemical Industry experience What You'll Be Doing: - Perform documentation and procedures required for the receiving, weighing, and staging of raw materials used in the manufacturing process - Performing proper...
Shift Production Manager 2nd Shift – 2 positions Reports to: Sr. Manager Manufacturing Location: Grand Island, NY Relocation: Yes POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for the overall management, direction and coordination of production personnel and processes. Areas of responsibility include but may not be limited to: formulation, component preparation, aseptic and terminally sterilized filling, capp...
PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR IT SYSTEMS DELIVERABLES WITH PHARMACEUTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01190 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ OCTOBER 29, 2014 Project Description: Syracuse Finite Implementation – Project scope includes implementation of Bio-G application at the Syracuse facility. Looking for a coordinator who can assist Project Manager with IT systems deliverabl...
PROJECT COORDINATOR FOR IT INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERABLES WITH PHARMACEUTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01189 RECRUITER: MICHELLE ASHEN JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ OCTOBER 29, 2014 Project Description: Redwood City Expansion – Project scope includes expansion of current Biologics Discovery Center. Looking for a coordinator who can assist Project Manager with IT Infrastructure deliverables. Pre...

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