The pharmaceutical field is vast and there are many different pharmaceutical jobs that one can choose to apply for. Let us divide the pharmaceutical field into core pharmaceuticals and peripherals. Core pharmaceuticals include manufacturing, pharmaceutical development, pharmaceutical analysis, dosage forms, regulatory and commercial applications, clinical pharmacology, quality control, quality assurance and research and development. Peripheral pharmaceuticals include pharmaceutical manufacturing plants that do not belong to a large pharmaceutical organization and have their own laboratory facilities and employs people such as chemists, engineers, quality assurance, pharmacy technicians, sales representatives, marketing managers and consultants.
Based on the reported salaries of pharmaceuticals sales representatives, you can estimate how many pharmaceutical jobs you can expect to get every year, with a reported salary range of anywhere from twelve thousand dollars a year to twenty-eight thousand dollars a year. As pharmaceutical jobs are meant to hold you in good stead for the next ten years or so, you need to ensure that you get the right kind of training before you sign up for any of the pharmaceuticals jobs that you think are available. You will have to go through at least two to three years of college as a pre-requisite along with relevant training in subjects such as biology, chemistry and anatomy. You also need to learn the relevant subject specific subjects such as medical terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, record keeping, pharmaceutical law and regulations, pharmaceutical terminology, pharmaceutical writing and office procedures.
The median annual salary for a pharmaceutical sales representative could vary depending upon the company you work for. However, as a pharmaceutical job is meant to hold you in good stead for the next decade or so, it is better if you are prepared to wait for a few more years in order to secure a good pharmaceutical job. If you do want to go for pharmaceutical jobs, the Internet, newspaper ads and pharmaceutical job portals are a great source of information. These websites have detailed information of all the pharmaceutical jobs in the country along with the required qualifications and educational requirements.