A professional is a person whose work involves most of the following features:
- Undivided attention and focus (mental / written work)
- Adherence to allocated time for the work at hand (time sensitive)
- A formal and well-structured work schedule (e.g. project plans)
- Information-gathering and analysis (research)
- Problem-solving / Critical thinking
- Mathematical or digital work
- Strategic planning about how to achieve a specific goal or deliverable.