It seems that the Irish market is flourishing with Lab Technicians but is lacking in Lab Sales people. It seems that not a lot of Lab Technicians transfer from their Laboratories to the sales field.
More and more employers are finding it difficult to fill the Lab Sales gap and are either left with the choice of a Medical Sales Rep with no Lab experience or a Lab Technician with no sales experience.
The only way forward for employers is to meet in the middle and either to offer full sales training to the Lab Technician or to offer the Medical Sales Rep full product training. Both processes are costly and time consuming but this seems to be the only way to narrow the market gap.