A successful surgical sales rep will need a bachelor's degree in health sciences, business, and a knowledge of medical devices. They will also need to go through a training program, become licensed or certified, and take criticism and rejections.
As a surgical sales representative, you will need to make presentations to surgeons, doctors, nurses, and other surgical staff. You will need to demonstrate the medical device operations and handle questions and training as necessary. You will need to do administrative work, schedule client proposals, travel to hospitals and clinics, and attend conferences. You may also oversee a team of salespeople. Your work will be highly competitive, which will necessitate knowing your business. You will also need to have good communication and time management skills.
For all your hard work, you can earn up to $125,000 per year. You may also be commission-based which will give you additional money per year. You will need to enjoy talking to doctors and nurses and be aware that efficiency is necessary.