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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 (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 (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. 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 (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...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Clearwater, FL - SOUTH) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-0098141010 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Clearwater, Florida (SOUTH) geography. As a m...
The Hospital Sales Specialist will have primary focus on key Brand academic centers, affiliated institutions and some large community hospitals. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for developing /positioning AstraZeneca as a leader through development of long term relationships with key Interventional Cardiologists and with key accounts as appropriate Develop superior product and disease state...
GLOBAL RECRUITING MANAGER Globally renowned Pharmaceutical Co. has an exciting new opportunity for an GLOBAL RECRUITING MANAGER to join their team in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Company offers excellent compensation and benefits package and a company culture that is highly entrepreneurial and collaborative. *Company was just named 3rd fastest growing company in the Lehigh Valley. Purpose of Job: To...
Recruiter to contact: Nick Nichols Job Title: Process Engineer Job Number: 13663 Location: Portsmouth, NH Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract Description: Responsible for assessing the impact to process and product from deviations occurring during large scale biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Performs and is able to understand and interpret all types of complex data analysis, such...
PROJECT/PROGRAM MANAGER WITH PHARMACEUTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT #14-01040 RECRUITER: CINDI PISNOY JOB LOCATION: PLAINSBORO, NJ SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 Project Description: Manages the implementation and consistent delivery of projects to agree upon timelines, budgets and expectations of quality. Works with clients, developers and vendors to determine requirements. Creates and manages project...
Company Confidential Macon, GA, 31202
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Macon area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, dermatology, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, o...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43218
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Columbus area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Prefere...
Company Confidential Jackson, MS, 39201
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Jackson area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Preferen...
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Birmingham area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physicians. Prefe...
Company Confidential Macon, GA, 31202
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Macon area. Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, dermatology, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgeons, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, ...
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the Greater Louisville/Lexington area Requirements · 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience · Established relationships with specialists in interventional pain management and/or: orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, endocrinology, podiatry, oncology and primary care physician...
INSYS Therapeutics is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative supportive care products.​ Responsibilities: We are currently seeking a highly motivated, results oriented professional for the role of Pharmaceutical Sales Representative to manage the Seattle, WA expansion territory for the continued launch of a branded specialty pain management...
To deliver world-class healthcare for a community exceeding 600,000 people, WellStar is more than 11,000 strong to meet the health demands and needs of our communities. With five unique hospitals, over 1,000 beds, and a strong Physicians Group, WellStar has become a shining example of what’s possible when talented, passionate people dedicate themselves to making a difference in the industry and in...

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