Getting Started in Medical Sales
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It depends on what you mean by secruity. My experience is based on 20+ years of medical device sales and marketing experience. Its a rapidly changing and dynamic industry with new technologies constantly being introduced into the marketplace. One day you can be the market leader and then the next day in last place wondering where it all went.
That being said...working as an employee (vs. independent contractor) selling medical devices for a top tier company offers excellent financial security.
It usually does this in a number of ways. Base salary, small but steady amount you can count on during the year. Aggressive variable compensation plan. You're paid based on your performance. Currently this pay is VERY good with most companies. As our healthcare system continues to evolve, especially if we move to a single payor system favored by one of our political parties, we may start to see profit margins squeezed and a commensurate reduction in the amount of compensation paid out to sales personnel. Additionally, most companies have some form of 401K or stock option/discounted stock purchase plan that you can participate in.
In short, you'll find more job security working as an employee for a company, with your benefits taken care of and all of the perks I've listed above. As an independent contractor you generally have the opportunity to make a higher gross amount but your risk exposure is greater too.
Here is the real HONEST truth. There is no such thing as job security. People looking for job security should get a job with the government.