State any four characteristics of Profession.

Four characteristics of profession are given below:

1. Restricted entry: The entry to a profession is restricted through a prescribed qualification. But there is no restriction on anyone being appointed as a manager in any business enterprise.

2. Professional association: All professions are affiliated to a professional association which regulates entry, grants certificate of practice and formulates and enforces a code of conduct.

3. Ethical code of conduct: All professions are bound by a code of conduct which guides the behaviour of its members.

4. Service motive: The motive of a profession is to serve their client’s interests by rendering dedicated and committed services.

5. Specialised knowledge: Profession requires specialised knowledge of a particular field, which must be well defined in a formal way and can be acquired through books in institutions.

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