Tell me a little about your background?
I was a registered nurse, with a Bachelors of Science and Nursing. I had been working as a registered nurse at a hospital in Vail.
Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
As a nurse, I saw reps doing in-services and thought it would be an interesting career. I was looking for more independence, something where I had my own territory and could be my own boss in a way. And I wanted something with more earning potential.
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
I had tried for about a year and a half on an off. I joined MedReps.com and began looking for a job. It was nothing but duds. About 50% of the time I didn’t get any reply at all. The other half of the time I got an email saying I didn’t have experience, even though I was a registered nurse and could do circles around managers in medical device sales when it comes to clinical experience. I got nothing but dead ends, no luck whatsoever.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
I was doing research on the internet, advice on resumes, ways to get in the industry, just looking for tips and insider information, and the Medical sales College came up in a search.
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
Not really. Most of my concerns were financial, “Am I going to have enough money to finish the program”. I was also a little concerned that it might be too difficult.
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
I had read about MSC for a year and half to two years ago, and didn’t do it at first because the timing wasn’t right. I took some time off backpacking though Europe. When I came back, I knew I didn’t want to do nursing anymore. For financial purposes I took a nursing position with a hospital in Vail, CO. After finishing that six-month contract nursing position, I decided, “that’s it, I’ve done my last nursing job”. The timing was right and I was in a financial position that I could support myself while taking time off from a career.