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What is a word for a person with more expertise (in certain field) than an intermediate but less so than an expert?

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Depending on the field (and potentially how close to intermediate/expert you want to be), a variety of words are viable:

  • Advanced
  • Seasoned
  • Experienced
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Journeyman

Exactly what qualifies you to be a journeyman varies from profession to profession (if it is even used within a given profession).

It generally means someone who has completed all their training and is considered proficient without having yet proven their mastery.

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Skilled, proficient http://www.synonyms.net/synonym/expert

However I have never seen the need.

novice/beginner, intermediate, expert

are the terms normally used

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In many companies, the HR dept. have a rating scale along the line of the following:

Novice => Intermediate => Senior => Expert

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