Consultant

A consultant (from Latin: consultare "to discuss") is a professional who provides professional or expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, accountancy, law (tax law, in particular), human resources, marketing (and public relations), finance, engineering, or any of many other specialized fields.

A consultant is usually an expert or a professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter. The role of consultant outside the medical sphere (where the term is used specifically for a grade of doctor) can fall under one of two general categories:

  • Internal Consultant - someone who operates within an organisation but is available to be consulted on areas of specialism by other departments or individuals (acting as clients); or
  • External Consultant - someone who is employed externally (either by a firm or some other agency) whose expertise is provided on a temporary basis, usually for a fee. As such this type of consultant generally engages with multiple and changing clients.

The overall impact of a consultant is that clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be feasible for them to retain in-house, and may purchase only as much service from the outside consultant as desired.

'Consultant' is also the term used to denote the most senior medical position in the United Kingdom, Australia and Ireland (e.g., a consultant surgeon).

Read more about Consultant:  Ways of Work, Common Types, Place of Work, Qualifications

Other articles related to "consultant, consultants":

Cedric Thornberry - Consultant
... He is currently a consultant to NATO in the exercises it conducts with the Partnership for Peace countries and a visiting professor at King's College in London ...
Laura Lederer - Anti-Human Trafficking Work - Media Consultant
... The Day My God Died" Lederer was an expert consultant to this, a feature-length documentary, which casts a spotlight on the devastating impact child sex trafficking has wreaked upon young girls in ... "Trade" Lederer was an expert consultant to this, a feature length drama, which depicts the real life phenomena of international sex trafficking ...
Libertas.eu - Staff
... Bonde Brussels Office Manager Joe Trippi Electoral consultant American Democratic campaign consultant ... Lynton Crosby Electoral consultant Australian campaign consultant ...
List Of The Bold And The Beautiful Crew - B
... writer (1993-2008, 2008-present) Maria Arena Bell Fashion consultant (1989) Script writer (1989-1992) William J ... Meg Bennett Writer (1987-1989) Executive storyline consultant (2002-2004) Rex M. 2005-2008, 2008-present) Script editor (2005) Jerry Birn Storyline consultant (2004-2008, 2008-2009) ...
Consultant - Qualifications
... There is no such thing as a single qualification to be a consultant other than those laid down in relation to medical personnel who have attained this level ... Internationally the accreditation of Management Consultants is overseen by higher education training and accreditation organizations — Consulting guru, Peter Block, defines a consultant as "someone who has ... Associates are bound by a Code of Ethics that requires the consultant to only provide “practical advice that works” — by “Analysing as a Generalist and Solving as a Specialist” — using the ...