Student Testimonials

Ashton Johnson

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Class Speciality: 6-Week Spine

Company Placement: Mazor Robotics

Tell me a little about your background?

Upon graduating from FSU I took a job opportunity with 4Web for a year until I ultimately worked for MSC and eventually enrolled in their program personally.

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

I have grown up around the industry all my life. My mother was a chiropractor and father has been a rep and owned his own distributorship. I love the competitive nature of selling and there is not a more competitive field than medical device sales.

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

I was able to get a position within the medical industry right out of college but was not able to truly transition to the medical device sales role. It took me about a year and a half until I was able to make the jump to medical sales.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I learned about MSC through job searches on MedReps.

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

My only hesitations about attending the school was my ability to finally make that jump into medical device sales after completion of the program.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

Talking to my father and other contacts got me interested in attending and I was at the point in my career that I felt the time was right.

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

It was difficult but engaging and allowed me to learn about everything I could.

Explain what your interview process was like.

I had a total of 6 different phone calls with multiple regional managers which concluded with a shadowing of a sales rep and eventual offer.

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

My confidence in the knowledge I gained about procedural techniques and terminology.

What is your current job like?

It is an amazing opportunity and I love the ability to finally do what I have a passion for. I am in cases all day working with surgeons to help make peoples lives better.

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 terminology and procedural knowledge was the most valuable thing I gained from the program. These skills allowed me to feel more comfortable in the hospital and OR settings and excel in my position.

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

Someone should attend MSC if they desire to gain knowledge and comfort with medical terminology and procedural knowledge. In addition to the training, their hundreds of connections upon completion of the program will help with job placement.