Medical Representative

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Medical representatives work for medical or pharmaceutical companies. They sell new and existing products, prescription and non-prescription drugs, medical appliances and surgical equipment. They sell mainly to hospitals, doctors and pharmacists.

The Work

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The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for medical representatives range from £20,000 to £25,000 a year, with experience this could rise to £30,000 a year. Established representatives earn £35,000 to £55,000 a year or more. In most cases you will also get commission on sales. You may also get performance related pay and other benefits such as health insurance, a car, a laptop computer and a mobile phone.


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What Does it Take?

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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Tel: 0207 9303477
Twitter: @ABPI_UK

NHS Scotland Careers
Website (2):
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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