Fun Facts about a Pharmaceutical Sales Career!

Monday, January 9, 2012 11:07

                                               Fun Facts about Pharmaceutical Sales:

Fun Fact #1: Successful pharmaceutical sales representatives are almost religious in their enthusiasm for their work. If challenges, competition, and hard work give you a rush, you will love this job!

Fun Fact #2:  Physicians are perhaps the most important players in pharmaceutical sales. They write the prescriptions that determine which drugs will be used by their patients. Influencing the physician is key to pharmaceutical sales. Historically, this was done with large pharmaceutical sales forces. A medium-sized pharmaceutical company might have had a sales force of 1,000 representatives. The largest companies had tens of thousands of representatives. Currently, there are approximately 100,000 pharmaceutical sales reps in the United States pursuing some 120,000 pharmaceutical prescribers. Drug companies spend over $5 billion annually sending representatives to physicians’ offices.

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