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What kind of degree do I need for a job in pharmaceutical sales?

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Asked by Jennifer Wednesday Mar 12th 2008 in Career Planning
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Although a few smaller pharmaceutical companies do sometimes hire salespeople with a two-year degree and experience in sales, it's becoming a trend for companies to require their salespeople to have a four-year degree--especially at larger companies.

As for what type of degree you'll need, there is no specific requirement--although degrees in biology or science are generally preferred over other degrees. Some people with medical backgrounds, such as RN's, also change over to become pharmaceutical sales reps.

For work background, pharmaceutical companies like to see people with a background in sales with a strong success record. But they also hire people with counseling, coaching, and even teaching backgrounds--anything that shows the person is skilled at talking to educate and persuade on a one-on-one basis.

Hope that helps!

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