Richard Bertin: What does it take for an industry to become a profession?

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Richard Bertin: "Professionals like lawyers, accountants, doctors and dentists charge either an hourly rate or a fixed fee for service. And here I think is the rub."
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Richard Bertin: "Professionals like lawyers, accountants, doctors and dentists charge either an hourly rate or a fixed fee for service. And here I think is the rub."

Richard Bertin looks at what it takes for an industry to become a profession, which he writes, is something of a tricky transition

How can you tell when something is an industry or a profession? Doctor-profession. Lawyer-profession. Chartered accountant-profession. In 2013 we woke up to the dawn of the Retail Distribution Review...

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