Student Testimonials

Andy Augustin

Hometown: Dubuque, IA

Class Speciality: 6-Week Academy

Company Placement: Desert Mountain Medical, Arthrex Distributor

Tell me a little about your background?

Born & raised in Dubuque, IA. Attended Clarke University, graduating with Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training. Relocated to Scottsdale, AZ in July 2016 with my loving fiancée. I am an avid supporter of University of Iowa & Chicago professional sports teams, and enjoy competing in recreational sports when I can’t be outdoors.

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

After watching my first surgery, I loved the atmosphere and experience of being in the OR. I desperately wanted to find a career that would allow me to continue observing orthopedic surgeries, yet allow me to utilize my clinical knowledge as a certified athletic trainer. Medical device sales provided the perfect solution to my situation.

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

I attempted breaking into the medical sales industry for nearly 3 months without a hint of interest from any companies I pursued. It was incredibly difficult to even get an interview, and frustrating because I felt I could not enhance my resume anymore to improve my candidacy.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

Online. Applied, interviewed and was accepted, & was the best investment I ever made.

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

Yes, it was a fairly large investment for me at the time and forced my fiancée and I to live off of one income for an extended period of time, which made us uncomfortable. I was scared MSC would not provide me with enough knowledge & experience to make my investment worthwhile.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

I spoke with former students who insisted I would not regret my decision to attend, IF, and only if, I truly wanted to do medical sales. It was the best advice I could have received.

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

The information itself was very thorough, instructors were incredibly knowledgeable, and the learning was fun and intriguing.

Explain what your interview process was like.

I interviewed with an administrator who tested my knowledge of the industry & reaffirmed my decision to pursue medical sales.

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

The ability to plan ahead and understand products in their entirety. It was crucial to not only know products & procedures but “speak the language of each companies’ technology.”

What is your current job like?

Full line territory sales representative in Scottsdale, AZ.

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?

Product technology. Ability to interpret the information provided for product. Understanding specific features and how they differentiate themselves from other products.

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

If you have exercised every avenue possible without any luck, and truly want to become a medical sales representative, this is the best option for you.