Getting Started in Medical Sales
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Any tips, especially from individuals who went this route themselves, would be much appreciated.
Anything is possible, however this will be a very, very tough road for you. Why? You have no medical sales experience, knowledge or contacts, so why would a company choose you to be their representative? At this point you do not even realize what you do not know, which is quite a bit, frankly.
Let me suggest an alternate strategy for you that would have a much higher success rate. Instead of trying to go straight to the "top" and be the principal in a distributorship/ Manufacturers Rep group, I would suggest that you seek out an existing group and become a sales rep for them to learn the business. Once you are successful at that, then you can run your own show if you choose. The really big advantage is that they will already have the lines, and can offer help, guidance and training until you know what your doing and can function on your own.
My strong advice...don't try this on you own to start out.
If you are still looking for product lines, please e-mail me email@example.com and we can set up a time to discuss our product line and company.
I'm looking to become a ISR as well and would like a product that will be easy to sell to help me break into the med. device world. I currently work for a DME supply company in Central New York and would like to break out on my own. Please feel free to contact me, it's firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to any advice as well!
Am a recent graduate from Rutgers University, got my masters degree in Biomedical Engineering with two years of medical devices sales experience, i would like to continue working in medical devices sales but as a distributor. please email me at email@example.com if you are interested.