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Pharmaceutical Industry Workers

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

Pharmaceutical sales representatives must be outgoing, cheerful, and persuasive. They must be analytical, intelligent, and informed. They must continue to learn about new drugs and be quick to answer questions from potential customers, which are often doctors and other medical professionals. Representatives reflect the company and therefore are best served to dress well and make a good impression. Production workers must be physically fit, mentally alert to oversee production lines and processes, and have the temperament to work at sometimes repetitive tasks. Administrative and managerial workers must be decisive leaders with empathy for workers at all levels of education and responsibility.

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