PRC Why Certification Matters - Pharma Sales Training

Benefits of Certification

Certification from an accredited organization like ACMA carries a variety of benefits. There are several top-level reasons every PRC professional benefits from certification.

  • Certification puts you ahead of the pack.
  • Certification through PRC assures potential employers that you meet team and industry requirements to be a successful and ethical pharmaceutical sales representative.
  • Certification demonstrates that you have the necessary industry knowledge, business acumen and personal commitment.
  • Certification helps you to get noticed and to stand out from other applicants.
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Being a Pharma Rep is a Pretty Awesome Job
  • Pharma reps have a direct impact on how physicians communicate with their patients and, ultimately, those patients’ health and the well-being of their families.
  • Total compensation for an effective pharmaceutical representative with five years of experience can reach $150,000 per year.
  • Pharma sales reps enjoy other benefits such as stock options, tuition reimbursement, a pension (in some cases), company car, fully paid business trips, and lucrative bonuses.
  • Pharma sales teams will play a key role in the digital transformation of their companies over the next 10 years.
  • Pharmaceutical sales representatives are an important part of a company’s connection to HCPs. Becoming a certified pharmaceutical sales representative can help to establish your value for a long time to come.

Gain an Edge Over the Competition

Competition for these jobs is fierce, and the sales professionals who have earned their certification will have the best chance of being hired for these coveted roles. PRC certification will provide you an advantage over the majority of pharma sales rep applicants. Consider the results of a recent survey of medical sales job seekers:

  • The average length of a pharma rep job search is almost four months.
  • Pharma rep candidates submit an average of 37 job applications per month.
  • After applying, job seekers wait an average of 13 days to get a response.
  • Pharma rep job candidates conduct an average of 9 phone interviews.
  • Expect to have face-to-face interviews with an average of 5 different companies.
  • About 40% of job seekers receive multiple job offers.
Successful Job Search Averages
Successful Job Search Averages
Source: Medical Sales Job Search Report — January 2021