what makes one a scientist?

Dictionary.comdefines a scientist as:
“an expert in science, especially one of the physical or natural sciences.”

meaning ;
both students and experts of science

KEYWORD:EXPERTISE

MEANING: A science student is not a scientist.
QUESTION;WHAT MAKES ONE AN EXPERT? BEING A PROF?

Einsten never studied science but he contributed to science.does that make him a scientist

Popular Technology cites Webster’sdefinition of a Scientist

:
“a person who is trained in a science and whose job involves doing scientific research or solving scientific problems”

KEYWORDS;TRAINING AND JOB
Question; is Goodluck Jonathan a scientist since his job excludes scientific research?

Oxford Dictionarydefines a scientist as:

“A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences”
wickipedia:

“A scientist, in a broad sense, is one engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge. In a more restricted sense, a scientist is an individual who uses the scientific method.

Meaning;needs no scientific training or expertise

what makes one a scientist
is it

having a degree in Biology or Physics or Chemistry…etc…? Or does it simply say you have the credentials to get a job in that field of science?

JOB DESCRIPTION

LEVEL OF CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE?

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