Pharmaceutical Sales Jobs

Pharmaceutical Sales Overview


Pharmaceutical sales representatives, sometimes called drug representatives, are in charge of selling new drugs and product samples to physicians. For a drug to make money, a physician must prescribe it, so pharmaceutical sales representatives go from physician to physician and inform them of new treatment options. Usually, pharmaceutical salespeople are employed by a specific drug company or group of companies that produce medicines for certain ailments. Pharmaceutical sales representatives are often highly trained and are more often than not paid on commission. Similar sales jobs include positions such as Pharmaceutical Representatives.

Pharmaceutical Sales Educational Requirements


Usually, a minimum of a bachelor's degree is required to become a pharmaceutical sales representative. Because many pharmaceutical salespeople operate within a specific area of medicine, the company they work for will provide extensive training relating to the specific product they sell. However, pharmaceutical salespeople must also be aware of developments in their field, which requires curiosity and an eagerness to learn. The ability to easily converse with others and a persuasive personality are also important.

Pharmaceutical Sales Job Market


There are a high number of jobs available for pharmaceutical salespeople. With roughly 382,300 currently employed across the United States, the number is projected to grow by 10 percent by 2022 to a total of 418,500. Pharmaceutical sales is a secure job market as medicine is one of a select few products that will always be needed; as a result, the men and women in charge of informing doctors and selling the product will also be needed.

Pharmaceutical Sales Salary


Most pharmaceutical salespeople are paid a base salary plus commission, so the more effective they are at their job, the more they make. The median pay is around $60,500 per year but can range as high as $120,000 or more. The amount of base pay a pharmaceutical salesperson receives is determined by the company he or she works for.
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Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Oakland, CA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-3815141223 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Retail Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Oakland, CA territory. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutic...
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. 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, ...
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 (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. 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 (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 –Baltimore (West), MD - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-1180141202 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Baltimore (West), MD territory. As a member of t...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Harrisburg, PA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9981141130 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Harrisburg, PA geography. As a member of the Janssen ...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Morgantown, WV) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-2406141211 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Glen Morgantown, WV geography. As a member of the Jan...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Glen Burnie, MD) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-2455141212 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Glen Burnie, MD geography. As a member of the Jansse...
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 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-3901141224 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Retail Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Scottsdale, AZ geography. As a member of the Janssen Pharma...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Los Angeles West, CA ) Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc-0631141125 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Los Angeles (WEST), California territory. As a me...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Pasadena, CA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-0861141125 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Pasadena, CA area. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceu...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Orange, CA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-0806141126 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Orange, CA area. As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutica...
COMPANY: · A growing specialty pharmaceutical company · Expanding their national sales force. · A growing company with a strong pipeline of new products . POSITION: · Pharmaceutical Specialty Sales Representative · Sell prescription medicines to specialist physicians · This is a pure specialty position with no primary care sales calls. · TERRITORY: · Arlington, Virginia area . COMPENS...
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. We combine the creative spirit of a small company with the experiences and resources of a respected global corporation. Teva Select Brands (TSB), a divis...
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...
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...

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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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