Career Details

Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

Career Overview

A pharmaceutical sales representative works for a drug company and sells these drugs at doctor's offices and hospitals.


A four-year bachelor’s degree is necessary to do this job. Earning a science or medical-related degree would be especially helpful in getting a job in this field.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$45,000 /yr
$73,000 /yr
$128,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Business
  • Science - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

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Work Environment

A pharmaceutical rep spends a lot of time on the phone, and a lot of time traveling between doctor's offices.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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