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    "specialist" vs "professional"


    Can anyone explain the difference between terms "specialist" and "professional"?
    I tried to google them, but did not find anything useful.


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    Re: "specialist" vs "professional"

    Strictly speaking, a specialist is a person who is an expert in a particular area of work or study, while a professional is one who is paid for his job. By extension, professional comes to mean a person who does a job requiring a high level of education and/or training, and then a person who has a lot of skill and experience.

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