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Ranking for establishment

Professions are ranked by number of decisions taken on recognition of professional qualifications for the purpose of permanent establishment within the EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.

The number of decisions is indicated in brackets after the profession.

By default all periods are shown but you can choose a specific period and recalculate the ranking.

   
  1. Doctor of Medicine (133635)
  2. Nurse (122459)
  3. Secondary school teacher (91635)
  4. Physiotherapist (34658)
  5. Dental Practitioner (24009)
  6. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (22957)
  7. Second level nurse (21012)
  8. Primary school teacher (15521)
  9. Architect (13887)
  10. Veterinary Surgeon (12426)
  11. Pharmacist (11833)
  12. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (11631)
  13. Social worker (8605)
  14. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (8208)
  15. Fork lift truck operator (8135)
  16. Psychologist (7446)
  17. Midwife (6459)
  18. Occupational therapist (5186)
  19. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (4839)
  20. Civil engineer (4266)
  21. Speech and language therapist (3686)
  22. Mason /Bricklayer (3559)
  23. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (3519)
  24. Engineer (3512)
  25. Painter-decorator (2973)
  26. Joiner/Carpenter (2597)
  27. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (2503)
  28. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (2204)
  29. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (2078)
  30. Optician (Dispensing optician) (2050)
  31. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (2047)
  32. Crane operator (1964)
  33. Plasterer (1898)
  34. Machinery operator (1845)
  35. Tiler (1765)
  36. Driving instructor (1756)
  37. Dietician (1748)
  38. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (1733)
  39. Building insulator / Building insulation (1675)
  40. Plumber (1659)
  41. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1656)
  42. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (1615)
  43. Master builder (1573)
  44. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (1537)
  45. Child care worker (1517)
  46. Auditor/ Accountant (1377)
  47. Security guard / Warden (1344)
  48. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (1306)
  49. Dental hygienist (1288)
  50. Sports instructor (1266)
  1. Building engineer (1194)
  2. Dental technician (1188)
  3. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (1084)
  4. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (1034)
  5. Ski instructor (985)
  6. Industrial engineer (936)
  7. Surveyor (918)
  8. Accountant/ Tax advisor (864)
  9. Veterinary nurse (785)
  10. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (772)
  11. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (763)
  12. Insurance underwriter (751)
  13. Chiropractor (710)
  14. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (710)
  15. Diver (709)
  16. Repair of motor vehicles (697)
  17. Special needs care worker (686)
  18. Building contractor (668)
  19. Car, taxi and van drivers (645)
  20. Psychotherapist (633)
  21. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (624)
  22. Special needs teacher (621)
  23. Translator/Interpreter (582)
  24. Fisherman (578)
  25. Associate engineer (572)
  26. Mechanical engineer (569)
  27. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (564)
  28. Information systems engineer (558)
  29. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (554)
  30. Nursery nurse (554)
  31. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (533)
  32. Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment (522)
  33. Electrical engineer (518)
  34. Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine (503)
  35. Deck officer class I fishing vessel (502)
  36. Tourist guide (498)
  37. Shotfirer (497)
  38. Mining supervisor/ deputy (483)
  39. Economist (465)
  40. Insurance and reinsurance intermediaries (436)
  41. Road haulier (402)
  42. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (383)
  43. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (380)
  44. University teacher/professor (374)
  45. Welder / steel worker (365)
  46. Locksmith (360)
  47. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (353)
  48. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (304)
  49. Car mechanic (300)
  50. Employment officer (300)
  1. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (297)
  2. Electronic telecommunications engineer (284)
  3. Arbitrator (279)
  4. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (269)
  5. Medical physicist (269)
  6. Bio-medical analyst (260)
  7. Chemist (258)
  8. Child supervisor (257)
  9. Scaffolder (252)
  10. Ship's cook (250)
  11. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (246)
  12. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (244)
  13. Biologist (237)
  14. Junior architect (237)
  15. Loader (234)
  16. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (221)
  17. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (221)
  18. Mining engineer (220)
  19. Landscape architect / designer (220)
  20. Asbestos removal expert (217)
  21. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways (211)
  22. Other health professionals (211)
  23. Music teacher (208)
  24. Arts therapist in the health service (193)
  25. Engine maintenance/repair (191)
  26. Actuary (187)
  27. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (185)
  28. Orthoptist (185)
  29. Corporate lawyer (176)
  30. Health care technician (172)
  31. Baker/Pastry maker (169)
  32. Architectural Technologist (167)
  33. Gas installer /repairer (167)
  34. Bicycle/moped repairer (166)
  35. Laboratory Manager/Director (166)
  36. Doctor's surgery assistant (163)
  37. Chemical engineer (160)
  38. Land Appraiser (152)
  39. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (149)
  40. Dental health secretary (147)
  41. Surgical assistant (146)
  42. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (141)
  43. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (141)
  44. Metal caster / Foundry worker (136)
  45. Environmental health officer (132)
  46. Firefighter (129)
  47. Floor layer (127)
  48. Geologist (123)
  49. Roofer / Roofing (122)
  50. Health and Safety Officer (122)
  1. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (115)
  2. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (108)
  3. Land surveyor (105)
  4. Telecommunications engineer (104)
  5. Medical secretary (102)
  6. Osteopath (101)
  7. Psychomotor therapist (99)
  8. Marine engineering officer class I (95)
  9. Aeronautical engineer (93)
  10. Medical representative (91)
  11. Chartered technician (91)
  12. Fertiliser sample expert (90)
  13. Draughtsman (89)
  14. Interior designer-architect (87)
  15. Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified (85)
  16. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (83)
  17. Private detective (83)
  18. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (82)
  19. Communications electronics (82)
  20. Electrical Technician (81)
  21. Wholesale intermediary (80)
  22. Electromechanical engineer (79)
  23. Tour manager (79)
  24. Naval architect (77)
  25. Librarian (74)
  26. Engineer not elsewhere classified (73)
  27. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (73)
  28. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (72)
  29. Marine engineer (71)
  30. Dental therapist (68)
  31. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (68)
  32. Adult education teacher (67)
  33. Airline pilot (64)
  34. Ecclesiastical professions (63)
  35. Well sinker (63)
  36. Journalist (62)
  37. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (61)
  38. Diving instructor (61)
  39. Manpower supply agent (60)
  40. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (59)
  41. Armed forces personnel (59)
  42. Marine engineering officer class II (59)
  43. Train driver (59)
  44. Physicist (58)
  45. Sailor (57)
  46. Mining mechanic (55)
  47. Management consultant (54)
  48. Butcher / Butchery (53)
  49. Laboratory assistant (52)
  50. Mediator (52)
  1. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (52)
  2. Aircraft technician (51)
  3. Building site coordinator (50)
  4. Wooden furniture maker (49)
  5. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (48)
  6. Travel agent (47)
  7. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  8. Assistant lecturer (46)
  9. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  10. Coach/Trainer (44)
  11. Cook (44)
  12. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  13. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (39)
  14. Pedagogue-Counsellor (39)
  15. Clinical psychologist (38)
  16. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (38)
  17. Forest engineer (38)
  18. Textile expert (37)
  19. Telecommunications-electronics installer (36)
  20. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  21. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (35)
  22. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (35)
  23. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (34)
  24. Valuation surveyor (33)
  25. Mining manager (33)
  26. Gardener (31)
  27. Ship's mecanic (30)
  28. Quantity surveyor (29)
  29. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (29)
  30. Radiation protection officer (medical) (28)
  31. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (28)
  32. Perfusionist (27)
  33. Road Passenger Carrier (27)
  34. Food technologist / chemist (26)
  35. Archeologist (26)
  36. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (26)
  37. Art teacher (25)
  38. Chimney sweep (24)
  39. Electrical draughtsman (23)
  40. Road/Street Works professions (23)
  41. Trustee (22)
  42. Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor (22)
  43. Electronic technician (22)
  44. Labour law expert (21)
  45. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (21)
  46. Mechatronics (21)
  47. Financial advisor (21)
  48. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (20)
  49. Pressure vessel installer (20)
  50. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (19)
  1. Production and management engineer (19)
  2. Artificial inseminator (18)
  3. Road transport manager (17)
  4. Energy engineer (17)
  5. Driving test examiner (16)
  6. Mining safety/ rescue professions (16)
  7. Health inspector (15)
  8. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (15)
  9. Epoxide worker (15)
  10. Navigational watch (14)
  11. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (14)
  12. Environmental engineer (14)
  13. Broker/Stockbroker (13)
  14. Fire prevention/protection officer (13)
  15. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (13)
  16. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (13)
  17. Museum director/Curator (13)
  18. Notary public (13)
  19. Waiter / Waiting (12)
  20. Funeral undertaker (12)
  21. Gas technician (12)
  22. Metal design/Surface engineering (12)
  23. Insolvency practitioner (11)
  24. Wheelwright (11)
  25. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (11)
  26. Banker (11)
  27. Community health officer (10)
  28. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (10)
  29. Assistant teacher (10)
  30. Responsible of a laboratory animal centre (10)
  31. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (10)
  32. Tour Operator (10)
  33. Blasting technician (10)
  34. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (9)
  35. Car technician (9)
  36. Auctioneer (9)
  37. Police officer (9)
  38. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (9)
  39. Dance teacher (9)
  40. Inland navigation professions (9)
  41. Legal advisor (8)
  42. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (8)
  43. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (8)
  44. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (7)
  45. Mining surveyor (7)
  46. Marine engineering officer class IV (7)
  47. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  48. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (7)
  49. Investment provider/advisor (7)
  50. Informatics technician (7)
  1. Technician working with styrene (7)
  2. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (7)
  3. Boatmaster (6)
  4. Assistant prosector (6)
  5. Natural health practitioner (6)
  6. Child psychotherapist (6)
  7. Customs officer/agent (6)
  8. Installation and dismantling specialist for controlled substances (6)
  9. Security systems professional (6)
  10. Oenologist (6)
  11. Assistant in animal care (6)
  12. Gambling and betting professions (6)
  13. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (6)
  14. Debt-collector (5)
  15. Doorman (5)
  16. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (5)
  17. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  18. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  19. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  20. Printer (5)
  21. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  22. Toolmaker (5)
  23. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (5)
  24. Druggist (5)
  25. Cabin steward (4)
  26. Animal experimentation technician (4)
  27. Colourist (4)
  28. Gas engineer (4)
  29. Shoemaker /Cobbler (4)
  30. Landscape gardener/gardening (4)
  31. Intermediary for purchase/sale/hire of vessels (4)
  32. Nuclear technician (4)
  33. Watchmaker/repairer (4)
  34. Mathematical applications expert (4)
  35. Agricultural expert/technician (3)
  36. Forest expert (3)
  37. Fire officer (3)
  38. Blasting contractor (3)
  39. Forester (3)
  40. Manufacture / Processing / Import of dangerous chemicals (3)
  41. Airport fire officer / airport firefighter (3)
  42. Owner of a dance school (3)
  43. Vehicle inspector (3)
  44. Photographer / Photography (3)
  45. Orthopaedic shoemaker (2)
  46. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  47. Geographical engineer (2)
  48. Taxidermist (2)
  49. Ship's Pilot (2)
  50. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (2)
  1. Animal keeper (2)
  2. Feldsher (2)
  3. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  4. Judicial technical expert (2)
  5. Brewer/Beer and malt producer (2)
  6. Marketing consultant (1)
  7. Meteorologist (1)
  8. Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional (1)
  9. Environmental consultant/ Environmental assessor/ Environmental auditor (1)
  10. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  11. Model builder (Wooden/Architectural)/ Model joiner (1)
  12. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  13. Upholsterer (1)
  14. Rope/Net Maker/Repairer (1)
  15. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  16. Food inspector (1)
  17. Fireworks technician (1)
  18. Helicopter pilot (1)
  19. Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  20. Acupuncturist (1)
  21. Lifeboat crew (1)
  22. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  23. Plastics processing (1)
  24. Shipbuilding (1)
  25. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  26. Handling of dangerous chemicals, biological agents and toxins (1)
  27. Manufacture, handling and trade of security materials (1)
  28. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  29. Explosives experts (1)
  30. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  31. Engineer fishing fleet (1)
  32. Measurement and control technologist (1)
The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals,contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information, on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.