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Is a certification as a Registered Medical Sales Representative needed to qualify for medical sales positions?
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As originally asked Christiane B.
A recruiter said that it was needed and sent me a link to two accredited programs that I could choose from. She basically said that my resume would not be seen by anyone until I had this certification. Is this the only way to get into Medical Sales? It would be nice to know before I pay $300 for something I do not need.
Erick W Donaldson
P.S, Vendor Credentialing is a whole other story unrelated to your question. Good Luck in your endeavor. I was VERY lucky to get into this business when I was 22. Best Wishes.
I am in the process of moving from IT sales to Medical Device sales (I had 5 years of Medical Device & Pharma experience with Johnson & Johnson Ltd in India)
I completely agree that sales performance and experience is more important than certification (considering that companies would be traning the employee either way)
Would welcome the opportunity to explore, discuss about Medical device sales opportunities in Toronto Canada
Amy Gifford Hume
Todd Staples, MBA
No recruiter is going to ask about your vendor credentialing status with Reptrax or Vendormate or any of the others, it is irrelevant to the candidate selection process. I would look more closely at the program they want you to attend and if it is something the recruiter actually is involved with or associated with, you may have your answer. I too have never heard of this, and truthfully many of the larger companies prefer new reps to have experience selling other things successfully, but they like to put you through their own intensive training course where they will provide the blood-borne pathogens training, OR protocol, etc as needed depending on the company’s products.
If the company is small, or it is an independent 1099 position, they probably won’t be alot of training if any, so they may ask for some kind of proof I suppose that you have been trained elsewhere. I actually received certificates when I took some of those classes within the larger company training program – I have a little wallet card that says I complete blood borne pathogens training for example….today these basic safety course are available online and that may be what they are looking for. Any yes you need those for Reptrax and Vendormate when you do eventually start working and going into those hospitals.
Gayle Jameson BSN RN CWCN CWS
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