Emily Wigfield-LaPage '10

Healthcare Sales

I'm forever thankful that St. Kate's had the Healthcare Sales major...


St. Paul, Minnesota

Deciding on an Area of Study

I initially planned on majoring in biology major and attending medical school, but after taking a high volume of science classes in my first semester, I decided to major in healthcare sales. I enjoyed the analytics, as well as engaging with people on a regular basis, which you do a lot in sales.


For two years after graduating from St. Kate's, I was employed with Biomet Orthopedics and called on physicians in Minnesota to sell orthopedic devices. After that, I worked with Ferring Pharmaceuticals selling a drug that helps treat prostate cancer.

Over the last four years, I called on physicians in Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa. I recently accepted a position with MDx Health, covering the states of South Carolina and Georgia. I'll be selling a diagnostic test that focuses on prostate cancer and starting in 2017, bladder cancer. I couldn't be more excited about this opportunity!