How to Get an Entry-Level Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Becoming an entry-level pharmaceutical sales representative does not require strict formal qualifications, although many employers prefer candidates with an associate or bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications. Your duties as a sales rep necessitate the skills to foster business relationships and make sales. You need to be a confident communicator in this job because you must call leads and convince them to write a prescription for your company's products or buy them for in-clinic use. Since you discuss medical products and benefits, a degree in health science or a related field can increase your ability to speak knowledgeably and cinch sales opportunities.

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