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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Fera Pharmaceuticals is now hiring Part-time / Flex-time Pharmaceutical sales representatives to fill an open territory. Territory Available · New Orleans, Louisiana Territory: o Territory roughly encompasses the area between Houma, Chalmette, Riverland Heights and Golden Meadow. Job Type Part-time, Flex-time Summary Part-time / Flex-time pharmaceutical sales opportunity for motivated, resu...
Specialty Sales Role, No pod COMPENSATION: Negotiable salary depends on experience ($50-80k) First year: $90-130k, company car provided, full expenses Growth to mid-six figures. TO QUALIFY: You must have a four-year degree and at least one year of successful pharmaceutical or medical sales experience. This is a great opportunity for a primary care rep to move to specialty. Dermatology is a h...
Fera Pharmaceuticals is now hiring Part-time / Flex-time Pharmaceutical sales representatives to fill an open territory. Territory Available · Atlanta, GA Territory: o Territory roughly encompasses the areas encompassed by Canton, Powder Springs, Jonesboro and Lawrenceville. Job Type Part-time, Flex-time Summary Part-time / Flex-time pharmaceutical sales opportunity for motivated, results o...
Fera Pharmaceuticals is now hiring Part-time / Flex-time Pharmaceutical sales representatives to fill an open territory. Territory Available · San Antonio, Texas Territory: o Territory roughly encompasses the area between Bulverde, Seguin, Leon Valley and Thelma. Job Type Part-time, Flex-time Summary Part-time / Flex-time pharmaceutical sales opportunity for motivated, results oriented indi...
Company Confidential Oklahoma City, OK, 73101
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounded sinus medication sales in the Greater OKC area. Requirements 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience Have established relationships with pediatricians, allergists, ENTs, pulmonologists and primary care physicians. Preferences Clinical knowledge of common active ingredients including antihistamines, a...
Company Confidential Nashville, TN, 37201
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounded sinus medication sales in the Greater Nashville area. Requirements 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience Have established relationships with pediatricians, allergists, ENTs, pulmonologists and primary care physicians. Preferences Clinical knowledge of common active ingredients including antihistami...
Company Confidential Cleveland, OH, 44101
Currently seeking dynamic sales entrepreneurs for a unique career opportunity in compounded sinus medication sales in the Greater Cleveland area. Requirements 5-7 years pharmaceutical sales experience Have established relationships with pediatricians, allergists, ENTs, pulmonologists and primary care physicians. Preferences Clinical knowledge of common active ingredients including antihistami...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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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