What is a professional?

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