It's a new year. Have you been contemplating of a career change? So, if you are tired of being a medical writer, what else could you be? A medical sales rep, perhaps? I don't see why a medical writer can't try for Medical Sales jobs.
Basically, a medical sales rep is involved in promoting and selling pharmaceutical products, e.g. cardiovascular medicines, drugs for diabetes, antibiotics, etc. Or you may be asked to deal with Medical equipment sales, ranging from large medical instruments such as X-ray machines and imaging equipments, to small medical devices, such as insulin syringes and blood sugar meters.
Your basic background knowledge in several areas of health, accumulated during your years of writing medical newsletter, is an advantage. The most important factor is probably your personal characteristics, whether you like to go out and meet people, interacting with them, enrolling them into buying the products you're selling.
If you can perform and prove yourself to be a good salesperson, it's quite easy to secure a top-paying job with a major pharmaceutical company. Of course, if you want to know which company is currently hiring medical sales reps, you need to keep abreast with the latest Medical Sales News to avoid missing the best opportunity for a career switch this year. ;)