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Medical Device Sales Careers

    Orthopedic Device Sales

    • Orthopedic devices can include prosthetic limbs and artificial joints, surgical screws and other items used to help repair or replace injured joints, as well as braces, rods and various tools to help patients regain orthopedic health. Orthopedic surgeries can take several hours, so you should be prepared to spend a lot of time on your feet. If you have an interest in sports medicine, however, this is a field that offers potential to combine that interest with a lucrative sales position.

    Cardiac Device Sales

    • Cardiac devices can range from the leads used in pacemakers and the pacemakers and cardioverters themselves, to artificial heart pumps, valves, cardiac catheters used for ablation procedures, and much more. In addition to having extensive knowledge of the products, cardiac device salespeople must be ready for surgeries and other procedures that start early in the morning, and you may be on call if there are complications involving the devices you represent.

    Physical Therapy Device Sales

    • Physical therapists who want to try their hands at sales have an advantage in this field. The types of equipment you would be selling would include larger items like parallel bars, exercise stairs and high-tech machines, such as muscle stimulators and ultrasound machines. You might also sell devices like portable cold therapy carriers, wraps, gels and compression garments. There's truly a wide range of equipment for physical therapists. Your job could include sales calls with therapists working on their own as well as medical centers that have large physical therapy departments in the market for major capital goods and smaller day-to-day supplies. And because you're not working with surgeons on life-and-death cases, you are seldom on call 24 hours a day.

    Home Use Devices

    • Medical supply stores, as well as drug stores and major department stores carry medical devices for home use. These can include home blood-pressure monitors, daily vitamin reminders, canes and other items that often don't require a prescription, but can be essential to managing health. Sales of these items require you to meet with doctors to help convince them to recommend your products, and the retailers who could stock your devices.

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