A Recent NAPSRx Survey Reveals the Benefits of becoming a CNPR Pharmaceutical Sales Rep

Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 19, 2015

There are many reasons why pharmaceutical sales positions are desired by many aspiring job seekers in the healthcare industry. The pharmaceutical sales profession is a lucrative career and denotes a certain level of respect from industry professionals as it’s also one of the highest paying sales positions in the United States. To gain a better insight into the general earning potential of pharmaceutical workers, according to Salary.com median take home pay is $ 81,028 and can go well into the six figures, when you add up base salary plus commission.

Extra perks include company car, trips, bonuses, and benefits such as medical, tuition reimbursement, retirement, 401k, and the flexibility of determining your own schedule. Furthermore, if you establish yourself as a successful rep, your career track options will multiply and career advancement in this industry is inevitable. For instance, reps can transition to higher sales/marketing positions which may include managing product launches and/or other specialty positions with a higher pay grade.

U.S pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical companies employ over a quarter of a million individuals and garner more than $ 200 billion in drugs sales annually. With such astounding numbers in sales revenue, companies invest highly in their sales team catapulting the need for qualified and industry trained candidates.


The CNPR® certification program developed by the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives (NAPSRx®) provides comprehensive training and education about the pharmaceutical sales industry. The CNPR is a federally trademarked certification you can earn by demonstrating the necessary knowledge in pharmacology, medical terminology, physiology, and regulations for selling pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical sales candidates who have this training will differentiate themselves from other individuals looking for open positions. Upon successful completion of the training each student will receive the Certification Mark of the CNPR®.

Individuals that are interested in becoming a Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative (CNPR) can contact the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives(NAPSRx) for more information or visit the website.

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