A profession is a disciplined group of people who uphold ethical standards, present themselves as, and are accepted by the public as possessing special knowledge and skills in a widely acknowledged body of learning derived from high-level research, education, and training, and who are willing to apply this knowledge and exercise these skills in the interest of others. A professional body or law regulates the profession. To be referred to as a professional, one must pursue advanced education and pass the assessment offered by the regulating organisation. A professional is typically referred to as an expert in his speciality. The professional body creates ethical codes that must be adhered to by professionals in order to ensure consistency in their work.
There were three categories of recognised professions in the early modern and mediaeval periods: divinity, law, and medicine. However, in contemporary usage, the term “profession” refers to a variety of modest to major tasks. The phrase is now used to describe a person’s profession, area of study, or online presence, which may indicate their areas of specialisation and skill set. With the advent of numerous job profiles, more and more fields are being added to the list of professionals and opening a score of opportunities for the students and younger people who are not inclined towards medicine and engineering.