The question is entirely irrelevant to the forum, but I'll bite.
You can get a job as a pharmaceutical sales rep straight out of college. In fact, you don't need a degree. The job requires few formal qualifications although, like every job, degrees are becoming more commonly seen as pass/fail "basic education certificate". Little prior experience is required, although sales experience can be advantageous. Selection is mainly by personality (e.g. bubbly) and attitude (e.g. persistent).
Compensation is made up of a low base plus a potentially high (but usually unrealistic) bonus. A company car is standard.
The job is to go around a defined list of doctors within a defined geographical and/or clinical area and convince them to buy/prescribe your company's products, by:
- giving them promotional literature, posters, pens, mouse mats, fridge magnets, etc. to use around their home and surgery
- bringing to their attention the scientific merits of the product by distributing copies of reports selected by the pharma company - typically company-sponsored (and, if available, peer-reviewed) studies, analyses of clinical test results and cost-benefit studies
- activating their baser urges and forming an association with your company's brand and products (i.e. flirting and charming)
The activity of setting up appointments with doctors may be part of the sales rep's role, but more often their schedule is handled centrally by an administrative team.
It's no exaggeration to say that the vast majority of pharma sales reps are highly-presentable and attractive young women. The job is principally non-technical sales - despite the technical nature of products, pharma is a regulated industry and there are strict rules governing how products can be promoted. This means that every message has to be created and vetted centrally, and the list of doctors that can be contacted has to be checked and approved (so there is little room for opportunistic selling or generating target lists). The salesperson's discretion is therefore limited to the non-shop talk.
Industry-wide, there is growing appetite to dispense with the armies of pharma sales reps as they are expensive and have no demonstrable effect on sales (i.e. they do not significantly influence doctors' decisions overall). However, no one company has so far been brave enough to take the plunge and break with industry norms. This may change as the long-term trend is for pharma margins and revenues continuing to be squeezed.
You should also read the Prospects profile for this job: http://ww2.prospects.ac.uk/p/types_of_job/medical_sales_representative_job_description.jsp