A typical day in the field as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for Johnson & Johnson
Pros: everything! great compensation, benefits, training, upward mobility and very ethical
A typical day in the field working for Johnson & Johnson began with following a pre-planned schedule of which physicians I would call on and what area I would be working with.
I planned my schedule according to the appointments that I had already set, as well as, what time you were allowed "drop in" according to the doctor's scheduled visiting time for representatives. I would review my physician's profile and also look at his prescribing habits/data which were provided by Johnson and Johnson on a regular basis.
At the end of the day, I would return home and restock my car with product literature and samples and set up my plan of action for the next day.
I learned how to effectively manage my time and how to be very organized so that I could be as productive as possible when in the field. I also learned about many different fields of medicine, such as,
Sales experience in the following medical fields:
Chronic non-malignant pain, dermatology, wound care, gastroenterology, psychiatry, geriatrics, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. In addition, I learned how to train other sale representative and how to recruit representative.
I loved everything about my job, but the hardest part was to figure out how to get in front of each physician and how to effectively deliver my product message in an efficient manner with direct to face contact. Doctors are under a lot of pressure and there is a ton of intense competition from other companies.
I enjoyed the benefits, training, traveling, calling on professionals and learning so much about medicine and how it helps and affects the human body and people's quality of life.