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Is Marketing a good degree to get? How are the jobs?

Is it hard to get a job with Lilly, GlaxioSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Merck, Bristol-Meyers Squibb or Roche? I have no sales experience....I have also heard these jobs are short lived.

Asked By: davidnicolewilson - 12/15/2006
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well i'm a marketing major and i think that its important to make the distinction between sales and marketing. i didnt major in marketing to be a salesperson. my career goal is sales support/brand management...etc... More
Answered By: estmirabilis - 12/15/2006
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I worked at a marketing firm: but actually it was business to business sales door to door. of all things it was office supplies! I just wished they gave me a better territory cause mine sucked!
Answered By: Fred L - 12/15/2006
 
Not really, most pharmacutical companies want someone wth a business degree. Most real marketing jobs are short lived and people without degrees make just as much as you. I have a minor in marketing and it hasn't helped me one bit.
Answered By: Vicki Bmore - 12/15/2006
 
A business administration degree is much better. You are cheating yourself by majoring in marketing without understanding the other sides of business. Although you may never work in Accounting, Finance, Operations Management or Sales, it is imperative that you understand those fields so you can be an effective... More
Answered By: Sveiks - 12/15/2006
 
Marketing will allow you to write your own paycheck if you get good at it. Focus on sales, emotional direct response marketing and copywriting. I encourage you to read www.dankennedy.com resources and buy his stuff. Also, another mentor of mine is www.malemery.com again, his stuff is brilliant. Good luck!
Answered By: stepup1895 - 12/15/2006
 
Marketing covers the 5 major P's i.e... More
Answered By: Rosy - 12/20/2006
 
more than js good.its awesome.if u r passionate n committed u'l njoy it like anything.go ahead.job offers n pay packages leaps wid time n xperiece. All d Best!!
Answered By: I M WISE - 12/22/2006
 
Marketing is a core subject of Business Administration degree at under graduate level. MSC/MA in marketing/ international marketing are at the post graduate level.This subject prepears participants for a variety of role in the marketing &comunications of a industry. If you are a student you will have the oppertunity to... More
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Answered By: amit - 12/22/2006
 
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