Candidates often need to assess the Pros and Cons of medical device sales prior to targeting a role in the industry. High compensation no doubt makes the industry attractive; however, some people may not enjoy the fast-paced environment of medical device sales.
Our team of current and former medical sales representatives documented a list of frequently asked questions (degrees, certifications, OR duties, compensation) and answers candidates have when exploring the career path.
In this Breaking Into Device video series we have Wade, an ex-Trauma sales representative at Synthes. Wade is the Principal Distributor and Owner at Knight Surgical, a distributorship that brings innovative foot & ankle medical devices to market. Wade walks us through his journey to break into the industry, what the day-to-day operations are as a trauma rep, and advice he has for candidates looking to break in.
We put together a short six-question path finder quiz that will help you narrow down which medical device sales specialty to pursue. We'll provide you with a recommendation(s) at the end based on how you respond to the questions.
The orthopedics market accounts for the majority of the massive medical device market. Common specialties within the orthopedics device space include Trauma and Extremities, Craniomaxillofacial, Spine, Joint Reconstruction and Replacement, and Sports Medicine.