Why You Should Consider a Career in Medical Device Sales?


With the Life Science sector generating £88.9bn in revenue in 2020, and being known for its recession-proof qualities, it’s no surprise that it’s a desirable industry to start a career within. A common misconception, however, is that you need a PhD or master’s within a STEM subject to succeed. When that’s simply not the case.


If you’re a people person that’s open to learning new things, maybe consider a career in Medical Device sales?


If you need some more convincing, here are several reasons why starting a career in medical device sales can be a rewarding and fulfilling choice.


Growing Industry

After taking the BioPharma/Pharma world by storm twenty-ish years ago, the medical device industry has continued to grow rapidly. With the demand for innovative medical devices increasing as the world population ages and new medical technologies emerge.


Competitive Compensation

Medical device sales professionals can earn a competitive salary and benefits package, including commissions, bonuses, and other incentives. And, with the average medical sales role making 35% commission, you stand to take home a handsome sum.


Further to this, there has been a steady increase in careers outside of medical devices transitioning into the industry, and salaries have on average become far more comparable with the Pharma & Biotech market.


Opportunity for Advancement

Successful medical device sales representatives often advance into management positions or transition to other areas of the healthcare industry. For example, if you wanted to work within marketing, product development, or high level business management type positions, an entry level sales role is a great way to get your foot in the door. As well as giving you a great understanding of the commercial landscape.


Making a Difference

You’ll be playing a critical role in the healthcare industry. By bringing innovative medical technologies to the market, you’ll be having a direct impact on the improvement in patient outcomes and quality of life; a benefit few other industries can boast.


Variety of Work Settings

You can work in a variety of settings. Including hospitals, clinics, private practices, laboratories, Universities and other healthcare facilities. Not to mention the geographically opportunities a role within medical device sales presence! You’ll be able to take this career anywhere around the world all while working remotely around your travel.



Continuous Learning

If you’re someone that enjoys learning – this is the perfect career for you. You’ll have the opportunity learn about new medical technologies and treatments, keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the healthcare industry, and be at the forefront of scientific development with access to key industry conferences where new technology can be seen. The more you’re open to learning, the more you’ll succeed within this sector.



If you like working independently and being able to set your own schedule, you’ll love working within medical sales. Not to mention the opportunity to travel frequently, making this a flexible and dynamic career choice.


Hopefully we’ve managed to shine a light on the benefits of working within medical device sales. If you’re interested in entry level positions within the field, don’t hesitate to reach out to us so we can share your profile with our clients.