Pharmaceutical Sales

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Pharmaceutical sales involves the promotion and sales of pharmaceutical goods to medical professionals on behalf on manufacturing organisations. This may involve helping launch new drugs, providing instructions and advice on laboratory equipment and maintaining relationships with buyers.

Entry into this industry can sometimes be gained through a business or marketing background, though biological science degrees are optimum as they provide a level of highly specific technical knowledge. A science background with practical lab experience can lead to a consultative sales role; this involves liaising with health professionals and making educated recommendations about therapeutic drugs and equipment. While business acumen and people skills are important in the industry the ability to thoroughly understand and implement the use of the product is of paramount importance.