College for Women | School of Business

Healthcare Sales

Interested in healthcare or medical technology? Like interacting with people? St. Kate’s nationally recognized healthcare sales major prepares you for exciting and rewarding careers in companies that manufacture and market consumer healthcare products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices or medical imaging equipment. St. Kate’s is the only university in the United States that offers a major, minor and certificate in healthcare sales.

what can I do with a degree in Healthcare Sales?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for experienced sales managers is expected to grow faster than the average for other jobs in the next decade. With a healthcare sales degree from the St. Paul campus of St. Kate's, you will be prepared to succeed in sales in a variety of companies, including:

  • Medical device manufacturers
  • Health products companies
  • Pharmaceutical corporations
  • Healthcare insurers

A healthcare sales degree will also position you to pursue graduate studies in food and nutrition, biology, medicine or business administration.

what will I study?

A St. Kate's degree in healthcare sales integrates the critical-thinking and problem-solving focus of a broad-based liberal arts education with professional sales preparation. All our courses are designed to prepare you to lead and succeed in this specialized, competitive field.

  • In courses such as "Selling in Healthcare," you will learn the fundamentals and structure of decision-making in healthcare organizations and buying groups as well as healthcare reimbursements.
  • In "Professional Sales," you understand the sales process from the perspectives of time, territory and technology to understand the buyer’s needs and how to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • In "Topics in Healthcare Economics," you will explore institutions that provide healthcare and the economic factors and policies that affect healthcare delivery in the United States.

Internships will give you the opportunity to refine your skills, broaden your perspective and make valuable professional connections. You will also have the opportunity to participate in sales competitions or the unique Mayo Innovation Scholars Program that features interdisciplinary teams creating plans for Mayo Clinic inventions. In addition, St. Kate’s Professional Partnership Program matches you with alumnae mentors in major Twin Cities corporations.

The University’s Center for Sales Innovation also offers a variety of networking and professional development opportunities, including the Sales Executive Forum and Women’s Sales Leaders program.

Did you know?

  • Healthcare Sales is offered as a major, minor, and second degree.

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why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a bachelor's degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are experienced professionals and diligent researchers with international sales and marketing backgrounds. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.