Professionals and Professionalization

According to the definitions we’ve been using in the course material relative to professionals and professionalization, is a professional athlete a professional worker? Why or why not? Are athletes in some fields more professional than others? Does your answer change if you approach it from a conflict versus a structural-functional perspective?

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • 3-4 pages in length, not including cover and reference pages.
  • Cite a minimum of two academic, peer-reviewed, scholarly sources to support your responses in addition to textbook: Hodson, R., & Sullivan, T. A. (2012). The social organization of work (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.