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Career Details :: Sales Representatives, Chemical and Pharmaceutical
Sell chemical or pharmaceutical products or services, such as acids, industrial chemicals, agricultural chemicals, medicines, drugs, and water treatment supplies.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Promotes and sells pharmaceutical and chemical products to potential customers.
- Estimates and advises customer of service costs to correct water-treatment process problems.
- Distributes drug samples to customer and takes orders for pharmaceutical supply items from customer.
- Discusses characteristics and clinical studies pertaining to pharmaceutical products with physicians, dentists, hospitals, and retail/wholesale establishments.
- Explains water treatment-package benefits to customer and sells chemicals to treat and resolve water process problems.
- Inspects, tests, and observes chemical changes in water system equipment, utilizing test kit, reference manual, and knowledge of chemical treatment.
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General Work Activities
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Selling or Influencing Others
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
- Deal With External Customers
- Provide a Service to Others
- Consequence of Error