Sectors within the Medical Sales industry

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices / Medical Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences

What does the role of a Medical Sales Representative involve?

  • Medical Sales roles are predominantly field based and you will be responsible for a specific territory. This means that there is usually lots of travel involved
  • Arrange appointments with customers both face to face and virtually
  • Promote and sell your company’s products to key customers in the NHS or private sector
  • Educate and train customers on the products you are selling by doing presentations and demonstrations
  • Build strong relationships with customers and key stakeholders
  • Provide after-sales services
  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • Organise and attend medical conferences when required

How to get into Medical Sales

Graduate training programmes – Evolve has a dedicated Graduate Recruitment programme to help recent graduates start their career in medical sales industry

Apprenticeships / Internships

University courses

  • Scientific: Biomedical Science, Biological Science, Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Science, Biology, Medical Engineering, Biochemistry, Sports Science, and any other science related subjects
  • Non-Scientific: Business Studies, Marketing

Skills and Knowledge required

  • Full driving licence is essential, as the majority of medical sales positions are field based which involves travelling to visit customers face to face
  • In-depth research into the Medical Sales industry, learning about key customers and the structure of the NHS
  • Shadowing experience of a Medical Sales Representative is highly advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and listening
  • Experience in a customer-facing environment
  • Good customer service skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Commitment, persistence, and determination
  • Ability to accept criticism and overcome rejection
  • Ambition and a desire to succeed

Progression opportunities

With experience and a good track record in sales, you could progress into a senior sales role or management, or even move into a marketing position.

Here at Evolve, we have a dedicated Graduate recruitment team that works closely alongside recent graduates with a keen ambition to step into medical sales, providing excellent tips into research, CV writing and interview techniques.

Contact the Graduate recruitment team to discuss!