Question: Product Development vs Product Management
Question: I have a biomedical engineering background and am currently working as a medical sales rep. Could you kindly advise me of future potential career prospects after this? I have been told that sales experience is great and is an excellent stepping-stone but to what?
I have met many product managers through this job and am quite interested in getting into it but not quite sure how? I am definitely interested in the technical side of things rather than marketing. What is this role called- “product development”?
Reply: With a biomedical engineering background, you may want to go into a product development role or project management role within a medical device company. Product managers typically are more marketing/brand based positions. If you enjoy sales, then I think you may want to continue to develop your sales skills and move into product management. If you enjoy the engineering side more, then apply to development positions.