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The development, manufacture and supply of veterinary medicines is a technically advanced, and often highly regulated industry. It can also be very profitable. People who work in this industry may range from factory employees, sales, marketing and administrative staff to laboratory/veterinary assistants, and research scientists.
Work in this sector may involve:
One successful way to start your career is through an internship program. There are many pharmaceutical industries that offer internships, where you don’t need to have any previous experience in sales, pharmacology or animal biology. You will gain experience and knowledge through your work within the company; many offer meals and a place to stay during that period.
Networking is the key to progressing in your career. Attend to events related to the industry, as much as you can, as that is the fastest way to expand your network and also learn of what is new, what is working and not, statistics, all information that will help you with your business.
A career progression in pharmaceutical sales can lead to the sales manager or sales director positions.
Make sure you network to develop your access to opportunities. Invest time in learning more about animal sciences and specialties, through courses, books, fairs, shows, and more. You can also work on improving your financial skills, especially if you want to work in sales.