There's an article that briefly describes the career tracks of 8 pharmaceutical professionals (not necessarily physicians) who currently work in pharmaceutical marketing. What's interesting is to read about the diverse backgrounds and the non-linear career progressions that are associated with some of these individuals. Some are clinicians, others are pure businesspeople. There are a number of physician career opportunities in the pharmaceutical marketing industry. You could work for a pharmaceutical company, an advertising agency, a publisher, a promotional education company, etc. Want to learn more about pharmaceutical marketing? You can read the article here on Medical Marketing & Media.
Dr. Joseph Kim is the founder of NonClinicalJobs.com, an independent website owned and operated by Dr. Kim. He is also the President of MCM Education, a professional medical education and publishing company that develops continuing medical education (CME) activities in joint sponsorship with medical universities, hospitals, and medical associations. Dr. Kim is a digital entrepreneur and technologist who has a passion for health information technology, mobile health, and social media. He frequently speaks at conferences about non-clinical careers for physicians, continuing medical education, mobile health technology, and social media in medicine. Dr. Kim holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a doctorate of medicine from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, and a master of public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health.