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4 reasons you should choose a career in cardiology

Globally, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. With such a high mortality rate, the practice of cardiology has never been more important and there are now more opportunities than ever for further improvements in cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

A number of skilled cardiologists have carved a rewarding career in medical sales, using their expertise to enhance the healthcare environment. Medical account manager jobs and hospital sales specialist careers are an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, passionate individual to make a difference at the cutting edge of the medical industry. Here, we’ve listed four brilliant reasons why a career in cardiology can be worthwhile and rewarding.

Cardiology is one of the most varied medical practices

Cardiology offers a vast array of opportunities and covers a range of career paths and sub-specialties. Some cardiology jobs involve invasive procedures and heart surgery, whilst others revolve around diagnosing conditions and supporting patients. On the other hand, there are a selection of cardiology jobs that are more research-based. A career in cardiology allows you to take advantage of amazing opportunities where you can focus on work that you have a true passion for. This could be specialising in helping children, becoming an expert in surgical procedures or even adding some much-needed expertise to the medical sales industry.

The work you do will save lives

Cardiology specialists deal with matters of life and death throughout their careers. They save lives, they extend lives, and they enhance quality of life for patients all over the world. Each and every specialty contributes to the health of the patient.

While your passion and interest in cardiology could influence you to embark on a medical career, truly the biggest benefit of the job is the fact that you will be making a huge difference in people’s lives every day.

A role as a cardiology specialist within medical sales will help you expand your therapeutic and clinical expertise, as well as help improve patient care. Your expert knowledge can provide solutions that let life sciences companies innovate effectively and drastically improve the quality of heart treatment.

Contribute to new healthcare innovations

As mentioned earlier, the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases means that the scope of opportunity for a cardiology specialist is bigger than ever. Heart expertise is still critically important to the global state of the healthcare industry. Thanks to the advancement of medical technology, there is now a multitude of treatment options for patients with heart conditions.

One of the most exciting treatments in cardiology, currently, is transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI, or TAVR). Recent evidence suggests that TAVI is now the preferred method of treatment for the majority of high-risk patients. As a hospital sales specialist in cardiology, part of the role is to develop innovative strategies to educate stakeholders on the value of TAVI. As a result, you could have a direct impact on the quality of treatment and lower the risk of any complications for unstable patients.

Cardiology isn’t all about surgery

What many people will find appealing about a career in cardiology is the responsibility and demands that come with being a cardiac surgeon. However, not every role requires you to perform surgery. There are plenty of non-invasive cardiology roles available where the treatment that you provide will make a significant difference to the patient’s recovery.

Although there may be less pressure and demand in comparison to a cardiothoracic surgeon, your advice and expertise will be critical to the outcome of the patient’s treatment, and you will still have a crucial role to play.

Start a rewarding career in healthcare with IQVIA

At IQVIA, we want to improve the healthcare environment by finding the best candidates for medical sales jobs. By working with IQVIA, you will have access to an enriching career and have an important role in helping our clients find and implement new innovations for the healthcare industry.

Browse our latest hospital sales representative jobs and key account manager jobs, and help us on our goal to enhance patients’ quality of life.

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