Hello! My name is Anthony I'm a high school student looking for information on medical device salesmen for my Foundations in Health Science project about careers. I would appreciate it if you could answer my 4 questions if you have the time.
What profession did you choose? Why?
How many years of college did you need to go through?
What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job?
How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field?
She got a 4 year degree to be a respiratory therapy tech, but turns out she didn't want to be a respiratory therapy technician, however it taught her a lot about the medical world.
She then moved into inside sales for a couple years, cold calling to businesses to sell dental equipment.
After that, she got a job with Paychex (similar to ADP) selling payroll solutions to small businesses door to door. Turns out this is a very typical path to med device sales as she then got a role at Boston Scientific!
To begin my journey, I completed four years of college and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Later on, I furthered my education by obtaining a Master of Science in Management.
My first job after graduation involved working as a process engineer for a semiconductor manufacturing company. As I gained experience in various engineering roles, the company recognized my technical expertise and ability to communicate with clients. This led me to transition into customer marketing and business development, which I found incredibly enjoyable.
Pursuing a PhD is indeed a significant investment of time and effort. However, if your goal is to teach at the university level and conduct research, obtaining a PhD is an essential requirement.