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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Pharmaceutical/Medical Device/DME Representatives Are you a seasoned pharmaceutical/medical device/DME sales representative looking for more independence? Do you believe your talents deserve higher rewards? Would you like to represent products that are tailor made for the individual patient and truly improve their quality of life? Do you have strong relationships with doctors, clinics and hospital...
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...
Job ID: 4282 Position Description: A full-time Representative is needed to exemplify the values of our client which include personal commitment, integrity and teamwork. The representative will be responsible to meet or exceed established program sales and market share targets within a given geographical territory targeting primary care physicians.  Consistently meet and exceed established program...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative –Vineland, NJ - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-8414140630 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Vineland, NJ territory As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceut...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative –Akron, Ohio - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc-9280140710 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Akron, Ohio territory As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutica...
Company Confidential Rochester, NY, 14602
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Rochester 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. Preference...
Company Confidential Newark, NJ, 07101
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Newark 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. Preferences ·...
Company Confidential Babylon, NY, 11702
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater New York City 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. Prefer...
Company Confidential Harrisburg, PA, 17101
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Harrisburg 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. Preferenc...
Company Confidential Providence, RI, 02903
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Providence 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. Preferenc...
Company Confidential Boulder, CO, 80302
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Denver 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. Preferences ·...
Company Confidential Oklahoma City, OK, 73101
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Oklahoma City 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. Prefer...
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. Preferenc...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02109
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Boston 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. Preferences ·...
Company Confidential Baltimore, MD, 21075
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the greater Baltimore 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. Preference...
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...
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounding pharmaceutical sales in the Myrtle Beach. 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. Preferences · Clinic...
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. Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Seattle - North, WA) - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.-9602140722 Description Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Primary Care Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for the Seattle (North), WA area. As a member of the Janssen...
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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

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