If you are professionally qualified, state which category you are professionally qualified to answer and how regularly you visit the site.
- I am professionally qualified to answer a category question on girls ask guys.Vote A
- I want to see how many qualified professionals are on girls ask guys.Vote B
I respect every opinion.
I like all reactions to the question.
This question is only for curiosity purposes.
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I've had 15 years of professional IT experience, 4 years as a video producer, several years in food service, 10+ years as a DJ, 8 years as a satellite TV contractor/business owner, and I was a peer counsellor for 4 years.
Do any of those count as "professional qualifications"? I suppose that's for someone else to decide.
I imagine I've been here long enough that my history of answers speaks for itself, but regardless of any "official" qualifications, I don't expect everyone to agree with me or even respect my opinions. Even 3 psychologists trained and certified in the same program aren't going to agree on everything, because a lot of the questions here are very nuanced, because the data we're provided is always small and frequently incomplete, and because training and certification is often a (poor) substitute for actual experience and learning lessons the hard way.
If training and certifications were good enough, every MBA would go on to be a successful CEO, and every MD would have a successful medical career (and malpractice insurance would be a LOT cheaper). But the real world is very messy, irrational, and comes in many shades of grey, and that simply can't be covered adequately in a textbook or test.
I'm not suggesting that the FRAMEWORK such programs provide isn't valuable - it usually is (and more so in certain fields than others), but ask any first-year medical resident, who has earned the "doctor" title, if he feels fully prepared for what the next case will bring, and most will say "no, I need help from more experienced doctors all the time."1