Originally Posted by bthomasiscool
I think sales is something I enjoy doing, definitely not inside sales though. I've always wanted to get into the medical field (wish I would have gotten a nursing degree to be honest), so I'm hoping this other job opportunity works out.
Sales is all I know though. It's what my dad has done his whole life, as well as myself (I also held a part-time sales job while going to school).
This is just opinion, so take it for what you are paying for it.
Don't put all your hopes on one "dream job". Apply and interview for as many jobs as you can find related to your field/interests. That way if your dream job falls through you don't have to start all over again.
Also, the more interviews you go on, the more polished you will become.
Medical equipment sales is a great field, but is highly competitive and difficult to get into. They are high stress but high reward ($$$$). Have you interviewed with that company as yet?
You might consider getting a job working for an industrial supply distributor like Applied Industrial or Motion Industries. While not medical equipment you'd learn a lot about sales very quickly. They sell things like motors, pumps, gears, belts, bearings and electrical control products. They sell both to manufacturers of products (OEM) and in-house maintenance operations (MRO).
Working for a distributor you'd call on a wide verity of customers in different fields. This does a couple of things. One, you learn to sell to a wide array of customers. Two, you learn to sell to customers big and small (very important IMO). Three, you will learn a little knowledge about a lot of industries. Fourth, you will work with sales reps of the products you distribute (like me) this gives you more knowledge and exposure to more jobs. Lastly, it might expose you to a field that really lights your fire.
Distributor sales jobs are not glamorous sales jobs. But you can make the money you described (lots more if you hustle). More importantly, it will give you the skills you need to get into the better sales jobs.
If that sounds like it might be a possibility let me know and I'll give you some tips on how to stand out if you apply for a job at one.
Hope this helps on some weird level.