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5 reasons to love working in Medical Sales

Posted on: 28 Nov

Working in Medical Sales can be a challenging job. The long hours, the pressure of making sales deals and of course the responsibility of selling products that can radically change peoples’ lives can all take their toll; however, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy it as well.

With more than 500,000 medical technologies currently available on the market, and the UK Pharmaceutical market set to grow to $43bn by 2020, there’s no better time to get involved in Medical Sales, and in all the opportunities that a career as a Sales Representative brings.

Here’s why it might just be for you.

It’s flexible

Flexibility is a key perk of the job for many Sales Representatives, and it’s no different for those working in the Pharmaceutical or Biotech industries. The UK has an infamously low standard of work-life balance, with only one third of British employees happy with the time they spend in and out of the office. When you’re a Medical Sales Rep, though, you have the power to set your own hours: whether that’s by prospecting, researching more about the product that you’re selling, or driving to client meetings, you work by own your rules. It’s like being self-employed, and you’ll have all the autonomy you could possibly need from your job: whether you’re on the road, or at home, wherever you sit down is your office.

It’s well paid 

As a Sales Rep, you have the potential to earn quite a substantial amount of money, especially if you’re good at your work. It’s already been proven that many sales people are driven by the prospect of a good paycheque, and some companies even put prizes and compensation schemes in place to help motivate them still further into hitting targets. The best thing is, the harder you work, the more you earn in terms of bonuses and cuts, so the idea of earning your reward really does apply!

You have job satisfaction

It’s been said before, but it really is true: as a Medical Sales Rep, you’ll have the chance to do what few others can and actually make a tangible difference to other peoples’ lives. The devices or drugs that you’ll be selling to GPs, hospitals and pharmacists will help people live a more fulfilling life- indeed, you can even get your hands dirty by training those same people how to administer it properly: some Medical Sales Representatives will assist doctors in-surgery, the better to show them how the device works and how it should be implanted. 

It’s hands-on, and it’s a job where you’ll be able to go home every day with a high level of satisfaction. In a market where 47% of the UK workforce are searching for new jobs because they’re unhappy in their current ones, that’s an invaluable perk of the job. 

It’s a chance to build strong relationships 

For many sales reps, it’s the chance to make strong and lasting relationships that keeps them going. When you work in Medical Sales, the same is true: perhaps more so. Many professionals genuinely enjoy building relationships up with customers, whether it’s the in-depth discussions about the new products that they’re selling, or taking the time to build up their knowledge of the medical industry from the client’s point of view with long chats. As you will be responsible for a certain area during your tenure in Medical Sales, you’ll have the time to build up genuinely rewarding, long-lasting friendships with your clients, making your job even more enjoyable, challenging and diverse than it already is. 

Find your dream career with IQVIA CSMS

At IQVIA CSMS, we take pride in connecting talented professionals with jobs where they can make a real difference. Take the first step in your career with our range of Medical Sales roles: browse them here, or browse our range of articles for more insights into a career as a Medical Sales Representative.