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Job taking medicine samples to doctors offices?

My mom said she knows a guy who drives around the area giving perscription samples to doctors (I know I've seen people do that at my doc office) and apparently he gets paid very well to do it, and she said they pay for his car and all that....anyone know where you would look or what position would be called for that

Asked By: orntelove - 7/13/2007
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That is a pharmaceutical representative. All pharmaceutical companies have reps to sell their medications, but it is NOT easy to get a job as a rep, and training is BRUTAL (sometimes 4+ weeks of intense medical terminology, indications, side effects, drug interactions, etc). It's not just dropping of samples though... More
Answered By: Marta S - 7/13/2007
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It's a drug company sales representative. They can make good money. It's a very serious job as most drug companies hand out tens of thousands of dollars worth of samples to every doctor. The more they can get the doctor to write prescriptions of their drugs, the more money they make. If you're sales oriented it can be... More
Answered By: Glennroid - 7/13/2007
 
They are sales reps for drug companies. They only get paid well if they sell a lot.
Answered By: Double A - 7/13/2007
 
Pharmeceutical Salesperson.
Answered By: hirebookkeeper - 7/13/2007
 
Pharmaceutical Rep is at least close. The employer would be a Pharmaceutical company aka Drug Manufacturer. This is usually a sales job. If you are not a salesperson, you may wont to look elsewhere.
Answered By: STEVEN F - 7/13/2007
 
Pharmaceutical sales. Best if you have a degree in marketing and business.
Answered By: David V - 7/13/2007
 
Marta is right. As a healthcare provider I encounter drug reps everyday. They are always well educated...most have degrees in a science/medical field. Some are actually pharmacists (with a doctorate). They are well paid, depending on the company and the drug they are 'detailing'. You have to have very thick skin........ More
Answered By: tlbrown42000 - 7/13/2007
 
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