I'm close to graduating (from an undergrad in Biomed Eng) and have had multiple internships at medical device companies. I've been in technical roles ranging from Quality, Software, Mechanical and Electronics and have dabbled in Marketing and Regulatory Affairs.
I have always liked the idea of moving into a business or management role and have heard that medical device sales can be very financially rewarding. I don't have any real sales experience.. but I DO have a lot of charisma, good knowledge of the medical device industry, and the ability to read people very well (in social settings - not sure if this is critical or even very helpful). I plan on focussing some of my fourth-year electives on management, entrepreneurship or sales courses.I have three questions:
(1) Would I have a hard time finding an entry-level medical device sales position after college with a strong technical resume and good interview skills?
(2) I have one internship remaining before I graduate and was thinking of taking a stab at marketing, sales or a management role in order to make my resume more attractive for this sort of position. Is this a good move? What sort of position would help me most?
(3) Can anyone recommend good next-steps for me? Are there books I should read, courses I should take, specific jobs I should look into? Any and all assistance is appreciated!