Student Testimonials

Ben Barker

Benjamin Barker

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Class Speciality: Orthopaedic Reconstruction & Trauma

Company Placement: Paragon 28

Tell me a little about your background?

I have advanced degrees in biology and worked for several years in biomedical research, but I have no sales background.

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

I wanted a career that would be important clinically and allow me to spend time in the OR, but also something that’s fast-paced and competitive.

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

Approximately three months.

How did you learn about Medical Sales College?

I found MSC while searching for job postings on medreps.com and Indeed.

What ultimately made you decide to attend the College?

My web chat with Scott Binder about placement services and the philosophy behind MSC.

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

My experience at MSC was great. I had a general idea about the industry, but I had so much more to learn than I previously thought. I can’t imagine starting a medical device sales job without the information and experience provided at MSC.

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?

Be very prepared for face-to-face interviews. Several interviewers were very impressed with the amount of research I did on their company and products.

Please briefly explain your job interview process.

I had face-to-face interviews with four different companies, and made it to a final selection with three of them. Most companies involved 3-4 separate meetings and some travel to multiple locations.

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

I think MSC is perfect for those with either clinical experience or B2B sales experience, but lack both.

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

Be ready for a long but rewarding process.