What�s a Grad to Do?

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Now that you have graduated from college with a business degree or even with an MBA, what kind of job will you want to pursue? You have already made the decision that you would rather not become an accountant or be too much involved in the banking or financial areas. You would prefer to be in marketing and sales, but you are a little hesitant concerning the area you want to work in. If you have a desire to play an important role in the healthcare industry, you may want to give some thought about pursuing a job in the pharmaceutical sales industry.

A degree in science is not essential in order to become a pharmaceutical sales representative. You do not have to worry about having a degree in science or even having a scientific background. As long as a person has the aptitude and the willingness to keep learning, a company that deals with medicines will have their training department make certain that the new pharmaceutical sales representative is thoroughly trained in science so that he or she may do the job efficiently and effectively.

It is true that it is easier for people who have a scientific background, but there have been many other people who have gotten into a sales career with a pharmaceutical company who have had limited knowledge in physiology, anatomy, and pharmacology. Therefore, if you are thinking along the lines of becoming a pharmaceutical sales representative, it is certainly possible to go into this field even if you are a business degree graduate. As explained above, you must prove to the company hiring you that you are very willing to learn the science. To put it simply, once you are trained as a pharmaceutical sales representative, this field will be a perfect combination of business and science.

Benefits: When you decide to work as a pharmaceutical sales representative, you are going to have many perks and benefits that you may not have if you go to work somewhere else. Salaries and bonuses could reach the six figures for those who are high achievers. You may also be able to use a company car. If you take a client out for lunch or dinner, they will be able to utilize the corporate expense account to pick up the tab. If you have to travel, these expenses are paid for by the company you work for. You may also have to attend medical conventions and sales meetings, which are usually located at nice places. Again, the pharmaceutical company picks up the tab.

Independence: If you enjoy a lot of freedom, love to work independently, and love a job that has no set working shifts, then being a pharmaceutical sales representative may be right up your alley. Another good thing is that for about 95 percent of the time you do not have a boss looking over your shoulder while you are on the job.

There are also some intangible rewards when you decide to be a pharmaceutical representative. This field will involve your interaction with medical professionals in order to bring them useful medications that will certainly benefit their patients. The reps who are employed with a pharmaceutical sales company become part of the healthcare team since they perform an integral role in helping patients.

Therefore, to sum up, if you happen to be a business graduate and desire to work in the healthcare field, perhaps you should consider becoming a pharmaceutical sales representative.
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