Getting your foot in the door in a medical device career and working towards a career in medical device sales is challenging. The cardiac medical device field is a demanding one with a high barrier to entry. Clinical Specialists need a high degree of clinical and technical knowledge. Hiring managers in the medical device industry and healthcare systems ask for prior experience or training when filling these positions. It is almost impossible in the cardiac medical device space to start out as a sales person, rather the typical path is to start out in a clinical role. Once clinically and technically proven, the sales roles can be the very next step.
A medical device sales position is a well-known role. Certainly more people know or have heard of someone who works as a medical device salesperson. In the cardiac space, very few people are able to break into the space starting out in a sales role without working first as a clinical specialist. The clinical expertise is required before taking on the additional responsibilities of a sales role. There are many opportunities to enjoy a career staying in a clinical role, or moving on to a sales role. Both medical device sales and clinical specialist roles offer rewarding and meaningful career opportunities.
Medical device industry and healthcare system hiring managers in the cardiac space have the challenging responsibility to hire and train talented professionals who can meet their service burden and sales support needs.
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