Find out everything you need to know about becoming a Medical Sales Representative.
Job Title – Medical Sales Representative
As a Medical Sales Representative your main function will be to market the medicines, diagnostic tests, dressings and other medical supplies manufactured by the pharmaceutical company where you are employed.
Typical Job Activities
Calls on General Practitioners, Gynaecologist and Specialist Physician’s to purchase medication from you
Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with key customers and decision makers
Consistently achieves Market Share and growth objectives for area
Implements marketing strategies
Meets all sales, customer coverage and activity objectives
Responds adequately and professionally to customer complaints and queries
Reports as required by line manager
Efficiently manages expenses
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Certificate in sales or marketing at a Technikon
Compulsory subjects: None
Recommended subjects: Biology and Physical Science
All employers offer a short, but intensive in-service training course, which covers selling skills and basic Anatomy, Physiology, Disease and Medicine. Medical advisors at pharmaceutical companies train medical representatives on a regular basis in respect of new products.
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Have good interpersonal skills and persuasive ability
Have organisational skills
Be willing to keep learning to keep up with developments in a very dynamic industry
Have an interest in and knowledge of the medical field
Have a healthy self-esteem and confidence in himself (dealing with highly-trained professionals with stringent time pressures)
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Career Progress and Path
Experience in specific field
Possible Career Paths
Specialist career in the specific field
Reasons to consider this career
I can be of service to people
I can work with people
I can apply my special skills
I can communicate and interact with people
I am very interested in a specific subject or field