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    Medical Sales Jobs across the UK

    There are many avenues to explore in the medical sales jobs arena, from pharmaceuticals, medical marketing and medical devices.

    But do you know the difference between these categories?

    Medical Device Sales

    Medical device sales roles differ from pharmaceuticals:  medical devices are sold to hospitals or local healthcare communities.  It does not just stop with the selling. You need to be able to demonstrate and show the methods of setting up and use.  This can range from correct build of an x-ray machine to being in cardiac surgery as part of the medical team.

    Another area could be the supply of wound and continence products to nursing staff and community teams.  Showing that you are capable of building relationships and are likeable are a bonus for these types of roles.

    Dealing with the pressure of hitting targets is an everyday part of the role.  Sales can be very rewarding for those dedicated and highly motivated to succeed.

    Things to try before applying:

    • Shadow an existing medical sales representative to gain valuable experience and see if the role is for you.
    • Keep abreast of all the latest changes in the industry and its products.
    • Join some networking groups and build relationships.
    • Some experience of sales even if not in the medical field would be helpful – show that you can negotiate and close a sale.

    There are a range of resources that can assist candidates with their applications across our website.  In the first instance give us a call, we can help to assess your suitability for a medical sales job and support you in the application process to ensure you are matched to the best role.

    Medical Marketing

    Some experience in a medical field is required for a thorough understanding of the products, their features and benefits.  A CIM qualification or a degree is always more attractive for an employer.  Marketing is a fast paced world, but unlike a medical sales representative, most medical marketing staff will be office based – apart from visits to conferences or courses.  The marketing department will be supporting the sales representative by providing great sales materials and product POS collateral.

    Some of the tasks may include:

    • Branding collateral
    • Advertising
    • Digital marketing
    • Market research
    • Website management
    • Direct marketing

    There are often positions in junior roles available for those starting out in marketing.  Sometimes people may make the transition from a medical sales rep role to the marketing department.


    Candidates for these roles can come from a range sectors:

    The main aim of the role is to make sales of pharmaceutical drugs to clients. These may be existing clients but you might also be tasked with generating new income.

    Highlighting the benefits and appropriate use of the drug is key.  Candidates will need to be self-motivated, confident and possess good commercial/business awareness.

    Search for Medical Sales Vacancies with Advance Recruitment

    Looking for clinical job vacancies? Interested in employment within the healthcare sales representative field? Then let our expert team here at Advance Recruitment help you to find the medical sales job which suits your skills, experience and help guide you along your chosen career path. We specialise in recruiting professionals throughout the UK, providing services to healthcare and ethical pharmaceutical companies, and our focus is always on finding the best fit between companies and candidate.

    If you are looking to apply for a medical sales job in the UK or Ireland then search using the box above, or send us your CV today and let us bring details of the perfect medical sales jobs right to your inbox. You can also sign up for job alerts so we can keep you up to date on the latest vacancies as they become available.

    What does the role of Medical Sales Representative entail?

    Medical Sales Representatives play a key part in the clinical process and work to provide healthcare providers and hospitals with the best devices and supplies for the needs of their patients and their budget. The main customers being Doctors, Nurses and Surgeons.

    This means that as well as being engaging and having the sales skills to push a product forward, you should also be adept at identifying the needs of a client and ensuring that they provide them with the solutions and products they require to give the right care to their patients.

    The main duties which make up the majority of a standard working day include:

    • Identifying potential customers and their needs
    • Following through on interest with sales calls
    • Sales pitches, presentations and meetings
    • Selling to surgeons in theatre
    • Closing deals/negotiating contracts
    • Working to provide a high level of after care services to all customers

    Is the role of Medical Sales Representative right for you?

    The right candidate will have the following skills:


    A healthcare sales job can be extremely lucrative and rewarding for the right candidate. One of the better rewards is the generous salary you will most likely receive from your employer. As a territory manager, for example, your basic salary could be up to £50k a year.


    If you want to apply for a  job, then speak to Advance Recruitment – the specialists in medical sales recruitment, by calling 0800 783 0920 or send your CV by filling in our form. Alternatively, you can search through our current vacancy listings using the job search function to find out more details.

    Call us now for all the latest healthcare sales vacancies!

    Call us now on 0161 969 9700!



    We have a range of resources that can help you in your search for ideal healthcare vacancy.  From training, experience and interview tips:

    FAQs about medical sales

    Take a look at our Advance Academy

    See if our bespoke training solutions are for you

    How about brushing up on those interview tips

    or just keep abreast of the latest news in the healthcare industry.


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