College for Adults | School of Business and Professional Studies

Healthcare Sales Certificate

Are you interested in making a transition into a dynamic new career in healthcare sales? In only 9-12 months, attending classes just one night a week, you can complete a healthcare sales certificate. You’ll prepare for a growing profession in which you can make a difference, making innovative medical products and services available to the healthcare providers who need them.

Program Details

  • Classes meet: Thursday evenings
  • Location: St. Paul Campus
  • Credits required: 16
  • Time to completion: 9–12 months

What can I do with a healthcare sales certificate?

This certificate is ideal for people with healthcare experience who are seeking to transition into in-demand careers in sales. In this program, you’ll build on your ability to speak the language of medical practitioners with new skills in communicating the benefits of a company’s products. You’ll gain business and sales acumen and learn about the dynamics of the healthcare marketplace.

Graduates work in medical device or healthcare services companies as field sales representatives, inside sales representatives, sales trainers, or technical/clinical specialists. Compensation levels and career growth prospects for healthcare sales professionals are strong.

St. Kate’s healthcare sales graduates are working in leading companies, including:

  • 3M
  • Medtronic
  • Upsher-Smith
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Boston Scientific
  • Owens & Minor

Graduates work in positions such as:

  • Account manager
  • Sales representative
  • Capital sales manager
  • Field clinical representative
  • Medical team lead
  • Diagnostic and monitoring specialist
  • Associate sales consultant

what will I study?

You’ll get the essential learning you need to understand the technical details of life-saving or life-enhancing medical products and services—and the sales and business skills you need to help health professionals understand their benefits.

You’ll learn scientific concepts, medical terminology and business skills to help physicians, nurses, therapists, dentists and other care providers understand the technical details of life-saving new medical products and services.

You’ll build essential knowledge in:

  • Sales techniques
  • Ethical decision making
  • Client management
  • Negotiating
  • Time and territory management
  • Financial acumen
  • Customer databases
  • Analytical skills
  • Research

Start the certificate in spring or fall — apply now!

Did you know?

  • St. Kate's healthcare sales program partners with industry leaders like 3M, giving you real-world learning that will connect you to top employers that are ready to hire St. Kate's graduates.
  • The healthcare sales certificate is ideal for clinical health professionals and others with previous bachelor's degrees. If you do not yet have a bachelor's degree, pursue the certificate in combination with a bachelor's degree in healthcare management.

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why St. Kate’s?

St. Catherine University credentials carry weight in the working world. Employers hire Katies because we’re well-rounded with deep entrepreneurial spirit. Plus, a St. Kate’s private, adult-centered education is more affordable than you might think!

Tuition and Financial Aid

  • Tuition (2018-19): $445/credit
  • Financial Aid: Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid. Find out more

Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc


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Certificate Course Requirements

Certificate Course Requirements

You'll take 16–18 credits of courses in professional sales, customer intelligence, selling in healthcare, and ethics and integrity in selling.

Faculty

Faculty

Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.