Medical science liaison makes top job list

August 30, 2007

MSLs provide information and education to insurers and doctors but differ from sales representatives in their ability to provide peer-level interaction.

According to a recent report on top jobs from CNNMoney.com, medical science liaisons (MSLs) have one of the most lucrative and highly demanded positions. MSLs provide information and education to insurers and doctors but differ from sales representatives in their ability to provide peer-level interaction. MSLs are typically trained as pharmacists or doctors or have a Ph.D. in the sciences. According to the article MSLs initially can earn between $115,000 and $120,000, plus a 10% to 20% bonus on their base salary. Before becoming liaisons, many MSLs work in medical research or in hospital pharmacies.

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