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Physics Physics major looking at Medical Imaging Sales

  1. Jul 7, 2011 #1
    I am currently in my last year of a B.S. Physics degree. I have an emphasis in medical physics and have spent the past year interning at the local cancer center's radiation oncology department. I love the field, but interning has made me realize that the patient interaction is not for me. I'd love to get into medical imaging sales as it seems to be a way to stay in the field and use the knowledge I've gained from my internship experiences, however I have little sales experience beyond retail. I have several internships, undergraduate biophysics research, 4 presentations at the American Chemical Society's national meetings and a hard science degree, with an ability to learn quickly. I'm looking to get my foot in the door- either through an internship or entry-level job. I'm young (20), motivated and driven (I will finish my degree in 3 years) and currently trying to find the best steps to put me on the correct path after graduation. Wondering if anyone knows much about the field or someone else who does? Thanks!
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2011 #2

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    It sounds like you're on the right track if you want to get into the business side of medical imaging. If you have a chance, I'd recommend going to the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. It's an enormous conference, and just about every company in the field will have representation there. It would be a great place to network. There are of course other conferences too, so it might be a good idea to look for something a little more local.
     
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