What Defines a Professional in the Service Industry?

Tertiary Sector
Knowledge Center

Tertiary Sector > Forum

New Topic

Ignatius D
Manager, India
🔥NEW You are known by your occupation and some occupations give you a claim to the "professional" status. Musicians, business executives, teachers, social workers describe their occupation as professions. But are all the people in these occupations that claim to be professions considered as professionals by society? The society gives the professional label to only some of the occupations, doctors are professionals while an auto mechanic is not. But it's not as black and white as it seems a gray area exists. Ashish Nanda tries to address who can be considered as a professional in the service industry. Professionals are considered as a subcategory of service providers. So, what do professionals differ from other service providers? This can be answered by understanding what the aspects of service provision are and how various categories of service provisions differ from each other. Professional service provision includes 3 activities which are: diagnosis, inference, and treatment. Diag (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Paul H Aube
Management Consultant, Canada

Being a Professional is not Credence, Ethics, Expert Nor Mastery

In my opinion, a professional is a paid individual (...)

  Michael Horwitz
Professor, United States

How Professions are Defined

Professions are defined by having a self-enforcing (...)


More on Tertiary Sector
What Defines a Professional in the Service Industry?
Special Interest Group

Are you interested in Tertiary Sector? Sign up for free

Notify your students

Copy this into your study materials:

and add a hyperlink to:

Link to this discussion

Copy this HTML code to your web site:

Tertiary Sector
Knowledge Center


About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2021 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.8 - Last updated: 27-2-2021. All names of their owners.