Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?
My father has been in the industry for over 20 years, so it has always interested me. After working in Agriculture for 2 years after college, I decided it was time to pursue my dream of a career in Medical Devices.
How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?
I spent about a year just talking to different people in the industry and had a few interviews along the way, but never ended up getting a position. It was a long process, but I decided Medical Sales College would give me the edge I needed to break in.
How did you learn about Medical Sales College?
I actually saw it on MedReps.com and then reached out to a few mutual friends that had attended to learn more about the program before taking the plunge.
Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?
I absolutely had fears of leaving my career in Agriculture to make the investment and go back to the school. I would not have received the offers I did without attending Medical Sales College. It is a risk I would 100% take again, given the opportunity.
What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?
After realizing I wasn’t getting much traction in interviews, I knew the school would give me the tools I needed to land my dream job.
Explain what your interview process was like.
The interview process started as soon as I finished the program and took just shy of 2 months to receive offers from 3 different companies, all within one week. I would not have been nearly as prepared for the interviews had I not attended MSC.
What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?
I was able to speak the language and answer anatomical and procedural questions with confidence, which ultimately helped me land a job with Mazor Robotics.
Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?
If you know you want to make a career change, then you should attend MSC. It gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to interview and launch a career in Medical Devices.
What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?
There is so much about this industry that I thought I knew, and I was so wrong. The courses offer great information about the industry from seasoned professionals and I just wish I had taken the plunge earlier.