Product introductions drive the pharmaceutical industry more than external market conditions do , said Ed Gough , Dallas area sales director for the central nervous system division of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.
So when we had everything going on back in '99 and 2000 , the economic environment wasn't the big catalyst for hiring , he
said.But the big catalyst for hiring was that we had a lot of big products coming down our product pipeline that needed additional support..
Among those knocking on AstraZeneca's door are sales professionals involuntarily ejected from the high-tech world.
Just as the economic upswing had little effect on pharmaceutical hiring , Gough
said , so the downswing has left the market for industry sales reps unscathed.
is looking for sales reps throughout his
region , which includes Texas , Oklahoma , New Mexico , Kansas , Colorado , Nevada , Wyoming , Montana and Idaho.
Because our organization does a lot of promotion from within , you're always going to have natural attrition occurring as people get promoted up within the organization , he
said.So there's that natural dynamic that occurs where we're always recruiting and hiring around the country and within the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area..