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How do you get a pharmacuetical sales job?

Most people say you almost have to be female and good looking. I am a male. I have a business degree, excellent grades, and four years of sales experience with 3 top salesperson for the year awards. However, my experience is in the auto industry. I could probably outsell half of the people who aleady sell pharmaceuticals, but I can't even get an interview. Any advice?

Asked By: the_stoner - 12/16/2008
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I read the previous two answers and they are wrong. I have many friends and former sales colleagues who are now pharmaceutical sales reps. ALL of them only have a 4 year college degree (BA or BS) NONE of them have degrees in a medical related field. ONE of them has a degree in chemistry, another elementary education... More
Answered By: jersey girl in exile - 12/16/2008
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You have to be in a medical school, college or university fr 8 yers to goet your certificate. It doesnt matter if you are a guy or a girl, it matters what is on papper. You need to probably go to school again. And when you go bak to school you will get a certificate and you can work there part time whil e in school... More
Answered By: Leslie T - 12/16/2008
 
Believe it or not, most pharmaceutical sales people have at least a Master's degree in a medical related field, and MANY have PhD's. You don't sell to pharmacies, you sell to MD's, who then prescribe (based on your information which is HIGHLY technical) the drug. Once the medication is prescribed, the pharmacy will... More
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Answered By: Andy - 12/16/2008
 
Sorry, but now is not the best time to be looking into a career in pharmaceutical sales. Do your homework and you will discover that many pharma companies have either just laid off employees or are about to. In addition, very few pharma companies are hiring. If at all, they will look at experienced reps first before a... More
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Answered By: Confused_Rep - 12/17/2008
 
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