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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

You could be:

Pay

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

Basic starting salaries for medical representatives range from £19.000 to £25,000, 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.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
11386
1.4 %
RISE
2024
11543
  United Kingdom
2019
175486
1.8 %
RISE
2024
178686

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Tel: 0207 9303477
Website: http://www.abpi.org.uk
Twitter: @ABPI_UK

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Health and Medicine

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