In Asia, they already do. From Taiwan to South Korea to Singapore, doctors, engineers, and other professionals occupy the top rungs of elected office and functional agencies. In these countries, public administration is a vocation, and revolving doors between corporate and political life are minimal. Transparency is high and corruption is low. What differentiates all three Asian states—and others with ultra-low COVID-19 death rates—is they are highly technocratic.
There's this passage that says Korea is more technocratic than the United States, but it doesn't explain why there are more technocratic or skilled people in the government of Korea than in the U.S. and what are other factors that make it more technocratic than the United States.