Medical Sales Jobs are perfect for employees looking to change careers

Sometimes, a job can be just plain boring! And if you work a desk job, you probably know this first hand. If your career involves sitting in front of a computer all day or filling out the same paperwork time and again, there’s a good chance that your days are consumed by monotony. Maybe it’s time for a change of pace. Consider Medical Sales Jobs for a new kind of employment that’s sure to keep you interested.

What makes Medical Sales Jobs different?

Most jobs involve repetition. An employee is hired to do one specific task day in and day out. From a company’s perspective this works well; every worker knows his or job thoroughly, so there’s less of a chance of error. Also, things can get done faster when responsibility is spread over many people. But although a traditional desk job can be beneficial for employers, it’s not the best deal for all types of employees. It’s true that some people thrive in this environment, but for others, more variation is needed.

Medical Sales Jobs offer something different from traditional corporate employment. A career in medical device sales keeps employees on the move. Travel is an essential component of most Medical Sales Jobs, and the constant change of scenery means that the job never gets boring. Also, most professionals working in medical equipment sales get to interact with a wide range of people on the job. They answer questions and inform medical professionals about new equipment. So while Medical Sales Jobs do require that workers know a lot about a few products, the workers are constantly using this knowledge in new ways. It doesn’t get boring.

Who should consider Medical Sales Jobs?

Most people with outgoing personalities, a passion for traveling, and an interest in the medical field would make good candidates for Medical Sales Jobs. If you’ve had experience in retail, business-to-business sales, marketing, or any other profession with a selling background, you probably already have developed many of the skills needed to succeed as a medical device rep. Employees who are unsatisfied in their current jobs should also think about making the switch to a career in medical device sales, even if their current careers aren’t consumer focused. If you’re naturally a people person, learning the skills required for Medical Sales Jobs won’t be difficult.

How to switch careers

Changing careers is never easy, even if you aren’t satisfied with your current job. Joining a new profession usually means you will have to learn some new skills, which can be challenging. However, if you’re committed to switching professions, Medical Sales Jobs may be right for you. Medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and other industry leaders are always looking for new talent. And for most jobs, no special education or experience is required.

The first step to finding a medical equipment sales job is to get your information out there. Tailor your resume to highlight any relevant skills you may have. Send it to companies you are interested in or post it on an online job-seeking Web site. Make sure to follow up with any company that you submit your information to. And remember, persistence and patience are critical. You won’t find Medical Sales Jobs overnight, but if you keep looking, you’ll be set up in a more interesting career before you know it.

3 Comment(s)

  1. On Mar 22, 2010, max anderson said:

    What is required to move into the medical sales field? Training? Courses by the employer? or school? Is there a cost involved, if so how much. I have no experience in the medical field, however I have achived business ownership and executive levels in the corporate field, including 30+ years in sales. How long does it take to get employeed, by a medical company?
    Thank you,
    Max Anderson

  2. On May 30, 2010, Thomas Bline said:

    I have thirteen years experience in the Medical Laboratory Marketing and Sales industry. I worked for three different labs since they were constantly buying one another to the point this quickly became an endangered niche, so I returned and completed a twelve month internship in Cytotechnology, passed my Boards, ASCP (National and lifetime). I worked out of town as a Cytotechnologist until my only family member, my Mother, required a full-time caregiver until she passed. I moved back to the Louisville, KY area and suffered a genetic medical issue of my own. I have, however, found the proper treatment and find myself unable to secure even an interview. It seems my education and years of experience mean nothing since I decided to care for my dying family. I have attended three corporate ‘Pro-Active Sales seminars’ in Tampa Bay, Boston and the Chicago area. I am well trained and medical sales and service came so naturally to me I actually felt guilty accepting those huge commission and bonus checks. I never felt I was working since this is the only thing I was obviously meant to do. I learn the medical sciences easier than most people absorb the facts in their newspaper. It seems to be such a waste with so many medical device and intangible sales, such as I performed successfully for all those years, beginning to become available in rather large quantities, and in my geographical area. I have applied for entry level medical sales positions which I was actually over qualified for. I can only conclude I am being punished for taking the time off and suffering from these hereditary illness. I am much more than a diamond in the rough. All I need is to learn the logistics of the company, educate myself in the product, then be assigned my territory and turn me loose with a company car and standard expense account and compensation package. I worked totally self motivated all thirteen years in lab sales. I had an office in two labs locally but worked mostly from home arranging each days schedule and many times working my accounts back home over a period of two to three days. I voluntarily arranged I be on-call 24/7 since my largest key accounts were hospitals which never close. I have no family now and can service any account
    any day of the week, any time of the day. I am a non-smoker and non-drinker, so on-call fits me perfectly.
    I hope this reaches a local Professional Medical Marketing staffing company. I don’t mind travel but prefer the Louisville, KY area being considered my home base.

    Thanks for your time and I hope for some response soon.

    Thomas Bline, CLS, CT (ASCP)
    New Albany, IN 47150
    502.931.3146-cell (with voicemail)

  3. On Mar 9, 2011, Soncelia said:

    I too am in the same situation. Lab Corp downsized and left us high and dry in Little Rock. After trying nursing school for a couple of semesters, I found I hated it. Like you, no one wants to give me an oppurtunity. I am stuck looking for anything after being in the Cytology field for almost 15 years. It seems common I have come to learn. Thanks and good luck!

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