Student Testimonials

Josh Manes

Josh Manes

Hometown: Crown Point, IN

Class Speciality: 6-Week Academy

Company Placement: Biomet, ASR Joint Reconstruction

Tell me a little about your background?

I received a degree in business while participating in a financial sales internship. I like the constantly changing environment and on-the-go mentality about sales.

Why were you interested in Medical Sales? What drew you to this industry?

I knew I wanted to pursue a career in sales. As a result, I researched a few articles about the increase in demand for medical sales professionals due to the aging, baby boomer generation. It seemed like a perfect time to enter the industry.

How long did you try to get into the industry? What was that experience like?

I attempted for about a year. I sent several applications while only receiving one call back.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I found the school while researching training for medical sales. I wanted to become a more desirable candidate.

Did you have any fears about attending the School? What were they?

Yes, I was afraid the curriculum was going to be too intensive to handle.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I knew if I could obtain the clinical information, it would improve my chances dramatically.

Describe your experience once you began training with Medical Sales College.

It was everything I expected, and much more. Imagine taking a course in anatomy, pathology, physiology and biomechanics covered in sales.

Explain what your interview process was like.

My first interview was basically discussing the requirements of the job. Also, the hiring managers were seeing if I would be a good fit for the company with a few scenario based questions. The second interview was extremely brief; they asked a few more questions then gave me an offer.

What from your training did you specifically use during the interview process that ultimately helped you land your position?

The business plan wrote my ticket. My business plan was over the same territory that I interviewed for. My hiring managers were very impressed to see their current customers profiled in my portfolio.

What is your current job like?

It’s been extremely busy, putting in long hours. I am learning our instrument trays while establishing rapport with the hospital staff.

What was the most valuable thing you learned at Medical Sales College/What piece of training do you use the most in your day-to-day activities?

The little usually unspoken things instructors told us from their experiences in the industry, i.e., building relationships with SPD and security, surgeon’s mindset, etc.

Why should someone attend the Medical Sales College if they want this career?

If you are serious about medical sales, you WILL get a job.

What do you know now that you wish you had known before entering the industry/attending Medical Sales College?

It is a lot of work and it takes a long time to become truly competent, but MSC training vastly speeds up the process.