|From:||Robert Wadley <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
This question is more complex than it appears.
Is a professional is a person how holds a qualification in the
field they work in.
The cleaning staff can & do call themselves professionals, they
generally do not require formal qualifications (I believe in some parts of
the world this is changing).
I regard myself as a professional, I have an Applied Science
Degree from one reputable University & a Graduate Diploma from an
other. My Degree & Diploma directly relate to my employment. I have some
10 years of experience in Laboratory Science.
However, this does not mean an unqualified person with the same
experience in the same type of position, but without the qualifications is
not a professional.
My personal bias is to consider those people with degrees as
professionals & those without as technicians. The difference was best
summed up by one of my University lecturers; "Technicians do what they are
told, scientists have to understand & interpret." Thus as scientists we
were not in a position to blindly accept any result provided (particularly
by electronic instrumentation) but to interpret the result in the context
of the other clinical data supplied.
At 15:13 05/23/2001 -0400, JHoffpa464@aol.com wrote:
>a survey: should histotechs be considered professionals? if so why? if
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