What transforms an occupation into a “profession” has been the subject of debate and the topic of numerous scholarly articles by sociologists, business people, and others for years. However, what is generally accepted by all parties is that when an occupational group or discipline reaches professional status, the level of trust and respect for that discipline by society is raised dramatically.
In the paper, the authors describe six characteristics that an occupation must meet in order for society to label it as a profession.
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