A friend in one of Ireland’s larger Pharmaceutical Companies was telling me about a candidate who went for interview and didn’t know what a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative does?!
Well just in case you don’t know………….here is the drill:
Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives are employed by Pharmaceutical (Drug) Companies to sell company products, convey medical information and communicate directly with the medical profession.
Legal Drug Pushers then? Who said that? Well sort of!!
There are 45,000 licensed products on the market in Ireland so how can the doctor remember the finer details of each product? They rely on the Pharmaceutical Sales Representative to come in with a briefcase full of branded items (pens, pads, tissue boxes, glove boxes, diaries – you name it really) and tell them the latest information on each product.
Pharmaceutical Sales to GPs, Practice Nurses, Hospital Doctors and Pharmacists is a great job and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a job in which you are out and about, meeting really professional people and communicating really important information.
In Pharmaceutical Sales you are making a quantifiable difference to patient lives by giving the doctor information he will use on the next suitable patient.
The job of Pharmaceutical Sales Representative is one of the most satisfying jobs there is.
As with Medical Sales, Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives come from a variety of backgrounds but with suitable training and support most go on to become excellent Representatives.