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What kind of education/training does it take to sell pharmaceuticals?

I am going to school for a degree in Business-Marketing and Spanish. My step mom told me that I should look into selling pharmaceuticals.. I havent found any good websites or information on it. How does someone get into that line of work? Who are they hired by? What kind of training would I need? What does the job require? I have so many questions.. and i cannot seem to find answers. Only tips on how to be good at selling them. Please help!

Asked By: Alix - 2/9/2009
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Your current degree path is appropriate, although nurses with sales experience usually get hired easily. Best to know someone in the business and contact and meet local area sales managers. Sales experience is almost always a must. My co-workers sold phones, copiers, radio ads etc. Right now is not a good time to... More
Answered By: Okay 9 - 2/9/2009
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be a pharmacist for medical marijuana. since the economy has fallen the profits from marijuana has skyrocketed
Answered By: UnforgivenIV - 2/9/2009
 
I've known many pharma company salespeople and worked at one myself. First, what degree is best. Most pharmas like a mix of reps with technical degrees (chemistry, biology) and business degrees. A combination of degrees or an MBA are very good pluses. A business degree with some science courses is very good also. A... More
Answered By: Liquidator1 - 2/9/2009
 
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