The day-to-day of a medical rep

Are you looking for medical representative jobs on Job Mail? If you enjoy working with people and have good sales skills, this may be the right career for you. Offering an exciting field of work for a sales representative, choosing medical rep jobs might just be a great match for your skills.

A medical representative will deal with different people on a daily basis which makes this career diverse and interesting.

What is a medical representative?

Employees in this role act as a sales representative specialising in medical products. A medical rep is responsible for selling pharmaceutical products. They represent the company that they are employed by in order to boost sales.

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Medical reps can also be responsible for selling veterinary and dental products. The products that they sell are not limited to medicine as they can be employed to sell equipment too.

This position is listed under scarce skills which means that there is a demand for employees with the capabilities to perform the duties of a medical representative.

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Medical representative job description

A medical sales rep is responsible for finding new clients and building relationships with them. While it is important that they expand the company’s client base, they are also responsible for maintaining a good relationship with existing clients.

Medical representatives need to have an in-depth understanding of the products that their company sells. They also need to keep up-to-date with new products that their company acquires. It is important for employees in this role to make sure that their clients understand the products and are aware of any new products that are available.

medical representative job description

While medical representatives need to have an in-depth understanding of their company’s products, they also have to review the services and products that their competition offers. Medical representative jobs involve assessing the client’s requirements and recommending the best products or services that their company offers. While an initial assessment is important, reviewing the client’s needs regularly is vital for customer satisfaction.

They also organize that the client’s orders are processed and delivered on time. If the installation of equipment is required, they oversee this process to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction. A medical representative is tasked with resolving customer complaints.

They offer their clients’ on-going support. Administrative duties, such as report writing, also form part of this role. Medical reps write up quotes and negotiate prices with their clients. This job may include cold calling to obtain new leads for potential clients.

Education and work environment

If you are target driven and enjoy working with people, then you are well on your way to succeeding as a medical representative. To do well in this career you will need to be optimistic, enthusiastic and friendly. You will also need to be self-motivated. Negotiation and communication skills are vital.

If a career as a sales representative in the medical industry matches your personality and skills set, you can complete training to increase your chances of success. A passion for the product that you are tasked with selling, will go a long way towards your success.

pharmaceutical and medical representative jobs

The education requirements for this role differ between each employer. However sales representative jobs usually require a National Senior Certificate as well as a valid driver’s licence. Once you have secured a position, your company will provide you with in-house training.

Product training is an important part of the process as the job requires a comprehensive understanding of the products that the company sells. Relevant qualifications in fields such as Advertising and Marketing are beneficial.

Completing a qualification in sales will also increase your chances of being hired. As a sales representative working in the medical industry, chemistry qualifications offer a good starting point.

Sales reps are based in an office but they spend the majority of their day travelling to the premises of their clients. Trips to clients may include visiting offices, factories, retail outlets and workshops. As this position involves meeting targets, it can be stressful working in this role.

sales rep in the medical field

While the job can be challenging, it gives you the opportunity to get out of the office and meet new people.

According to PayScale the average annual salary for a medical representative in South Africa is R297 060. Increases in pay are linked to customer relationship management.

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43 Responses

  1. Maleshoane Pule says:

    Im interest in the position

  2. Mason says:

    Looking for a position the medical field

  3. Bertus says:

    I am iñ te rested in applying for this job. Where can I send my CV to and what qualifications do I need?

    Thank You

  4. Phillip says:

    Dear sender,

    Please contact me, I would like to apply

  5. Sanele says:

    I am so interested on this but I only National senior certificate and code c1 drivers license I think I can learn more on this.

  6. Sanele says:

    Wow that’s so interesting,I would like to be parts of this,I got National senior certificate and Drivers license.

  7. Mahendria says:

    Hi I’m mahendria sohan

    I would like rep for the medical field

  8. shannon De lange says:

    Apply for vancies as medical sales rep, rep or medical jobs

  9. Ntomboxolo says:

    Hi my name is Ntomboxolo Cynthia Madikane I’m 27years old. I am interested to work as a medical representative because that is my best field.

  10. Ntomboxolo says:

    I’m dedicated and a friendly person , I love working with people

  11. Gerald MZ says:

    Medical rep in Diagnostic radiology

  12. Maritza Van Zweel says:

    I have a 10yr sales representative background but not as medical. You welcome to make contact, I’m currently in the market for opportunities

  13. Esther says:

    I’m really interested I’m medical rep,its exciting and working with people is one thing that I have always loved.I’m young vibrant,trustworthy and hardworker willing to learn and work overtime if required.

  14. lettie says:

    I have an interest in being part of the team because i have a passion of working with people as i interact with them very well, i am well spoken.

  15. Biveshen says:

    I am very interested in learning to become a medical rep. I am young and very enthusiastic and look forward to broadening my horizons . Kindly giv e me the opportunity to prove my worth .

  16. Biveshen says:

    My contact cell phone number is 0607346053

  17. Biveshen says:

    i await your response urgently

  18. brenda says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I would like to inform you that I am keen on being part of your company. Kindly do contact me if the position is still available.

    Brenda N. Thabede

  19. Annah Bvuma says:


  20. Tumelo says:

    iam currently unemployed at the moment was employed in a company called improvon as a rep so i have the ability to do sales is in my passion and blood i was born with it but unfortunately my contract expired be cause i was under a agent

  21. Tumelo says:

    please iam desparate for a job

  22. Mzwakhe says:

    Hey. I will love to take this opportunity and work hard for the company. I’m a hard worker and I always produce what is expected from me. Thanks.

  23. Poppy says:

    I am currently employed but I’m looking for part-time work to make extra job I can even work full-time if is possible I have experience in selling

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