Professional education is somewhat the education that teaches you how to work for money. Professional education refers to the kind of education smart kids went to become lawyers, accountants, doctors, and so on. Basing from the title itself, it clearly states that this kind of education focuses on your profession which usually is taken up after finishing scholastic education. Try to look at the yellow pages of your telephone book and you will see several pages filled with schools that teach people professions to make them more employable. It can be found under education or schools section.
Professional education is pretty much like scholastic education except for the fact that professional education is more highly advanced compared to scholastic education. Although it is recommended to start with scholastic education first before proceeding to a professional education, some people manage to skip the scholastic part and proceed directly to the actual learning experience given by professional education. Examples of such would be plumbers, medical assistants, electricians, mechanics, and so on. Though similar in a lot of ways, professional education differs from scholastic education in a way that its more hands on and does not take many years to finish unlike scholastic education which is based more on theories and takes so many years before you can finally be able to graduate. This is the reason why there are a lot of people who can still manage to get employed despite not being able to graduate from college or even high school. Skilled workers are mostly the kind of people that are the product of professional education.
Professional education like scholastic education will still make you financially successful no question about that, but not as much because you are still considered somewhat an employee. You can become self-employed by being a doctor or a lawyer but still you are considered an employee because technically you are your own employee when you are self-employed. You are a virtual prisoner since the moment you stop, your income also stops. Take for example when a highly paid doctor goes on a vacation break, his or her income will also go on a break.