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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 (144215)
  2. Nurse (134250)
  3. Secondary school teacher (106807)
  4. Physiotherapist (36754)
  5. Dental Practitioner (27483)
  6. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (23012)
  7. Nursing Assistants and Health Care Assistants (21359)
  8. Primary school teacher (17025)
  9. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (15639)
  10. Architect (14435)
  11. Veterinary Surgeon (14227)
  12. Pharmacist (12555)
  13. Social worker (8918)
  14. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (8843)
  15. Fork lift truck operator (8138)
  16. Psychologist (7957)
  17. Midwife (7547)
  18. Occupational therapist (5509)
  19. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (5493)
  20. Engineer (4947)
  21. Speech and language therapist (4654)
  22. Civil engineer (4537)
  23. Mason /Bricklayer (3963)
  24. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (3797)
  25. Painter-decorator (3384)
  26. Child care worker (3237)
  27. Joiner/Carpenter (2894)
  28. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (2822)
  29. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (2411)
  30. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (2411)
  31. Plasterer (2175)
  32. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (2145)
  33. Optician (Dispensing optician) (2088)
  34. Tiler (2006)
  35. Dietician (1982)
  36. Crane operator (1973)
  37. Building insulator / Building insulation (1949)
  38. Plumber (1916)
  39. Machinery operator (1849)
  40. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (1834)
  41. Driving instructor (1814)
  42. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (1733)
  43. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1727)
  44. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (1646)
  45. Master builder (1629)
  46. Security guard / Warden (1477)
  47. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (1453)
  48. Dental hygienist (1425)
  49. Auditor/ Accountant (1417)
  50. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (1408)
  1. Sports instructor (1266)
  2. Dental technician (1235)
  3. Building engineer (1196)
  4. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (1183)
  5. Ski instructor (985)
  6. Industrial engineer (962)
  7. Surveyor (920)
  8. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (901)
  9. Accountant/ Tax advisor (880)
  10. Veterinary nurse (879)
  11. Special needs teacher (834)
  12. Building contractor (810)
  13. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (785)
  14. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (781)
  15. Insurance underwriter (776)
  16. Repair of motor vehicles (764)
  17. Special needs care worker (731)
  18. Diver (727)
  19. Chiropractor (723)
  20. Psychotherapist (691)
  21. Car, taxi and van drivers (652)
  22. Nursery nurse (646)
  23. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (631)
  24. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (629)
  25. Economist (618)
  26. Road haulier (605)
  27. Fisherman (604)
  28. Translator/Interpreter (602)
  29. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (574)
  30. Associate engineer (572)
  31. Mechanical engineer (570)
  32. Information systems engineer (558)
  33. Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment (558)
  34. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (553)
  35. Tourist guide (552)
  36. Electrical engineer (527)
  37. Deck officer class I fishing vessel (502)
  38. Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine (499)
  39. Shotfirer (498)
  40. Mining supervisor/ deputy (493)
  41. Insurance and reinsurance intermediaries (458)
  42. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (416)
  43. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (378)
  44. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (377)
  45. Locksmith (372)
  46. Welder / steel worker (365)
  47. Car mechanic (357)
  48. University teacher/professor (356)
  49. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (334)
  50. Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor (321)
  1. Employment officer (300)
  2. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (293)
  3. Medical physicist (289)
  4. Electronic telecommunications engineer (287)
  5. Arbitrator (279)
  6. Scaffolder (272)
  7. Chemist (271)
  8. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (270)
  9. Child supervisor (263)
  10. Bio-medical analyst (260)
  11. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (259)
  12. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (258)
  13. Junior architect (250)
  14. Ship's cook (250)
  15. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (246)
  16. Biologist (236)
  17. Loader (234)
  18. Mining engineer (226)
  19. Landscape architect / designer (226)
  20. Asbestos removal expert (217)
  21. Mobile Offshore Unit related professions (213)
  22. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways (211)
  23. Other health professionals (209)
  24. Music teacher (208)
  25. Actuary (203)
  26. Health care technician (200)
  27. Arts therapist in the health service (200)
  28. Baker/Pastry maker (196)
  29. Engine maintenance/repair (191)
  30. Orthoptist (189)
  31. Psychomotor therapist (186)
  32. Corporate lawyer (186)
  33. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (185)
  34. Laboratory Manager/Director (173)
  35. Gas installer /repairer (172)
  36. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (172)
  37. Bicycle/moped repairer (170)
  38. Architectural Technologist (167)
  39. Doctor's surgery assistant (163)
  40. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (161)
  41. Chemical engineer (160)
  42. Land Appraiser (152)
  43. Surgical assistant (150)
  44. Building site coordinator (149)
  45. Dental health secretary (147)
  46. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (145)
  47. Environmental health officer (143)
  48. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (142)
  49. Firefighter (140)
  50. Metal caster / Foundry worker (136)
  1. Roofer / Roofing (129)
  2. Floor layer (129)
  3. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (128)
  4. Geologist (123)
  5. Health and Safety Officer (122)
  6. Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver for dangerous goods (111)
  7. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (108)
  8. Telecommunications engineer (107)
  9. Aeronautical engineer (106)
  10. Land surveyor (106)
  11. Osteopath (104)
  12. Chartered technician (103)
  13. Medical secretary (102)
  14. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (102)
  15. Marine engineering officer class I (95)
  16. Private detective (94)
  17. Draughtsman (93)
  18. Medical representative (91)
  19. Wholesale intermediary (91)
  20. Interior designer-architect (90)
  21. Fertiliser sample expert (90)
  22. Dental therapist (87)
  23. Tour manager (87)
  24. Communications electronics (84)
  25. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (82)
  26. Electrical Technician (81)
  27. Naval architect (80)
  28. Electromechanical engineer (79)
  29. Adult education teacher (77)
  30. Engineer not elsewhere classified (77)
  31. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (77)
  32. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (75)
  33. Librarian (74)
  34. Marine engineer (71)
  35. Manpower supply agent (67)
  36. Physicist (65)
  37. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (64)
  38. Well sinker (64)
  39. Airline pilot (64)
  40. Ecclesiastical professions (63)
  41. Journalist (62)
  42. Diving instructor (61)
  43. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (60)
  44. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (60)
  45. Marine engineering officer class II (59)
  46. Train driver (59)
  47. Butcher / Butchery (59)
  48. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (58)
  49. Management consultant (58)
  50. Sailor (57)
  1. Mining mechanic (55)
  2. Mediator (52)
  3. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (52)
  4. Laboratory assistant (52)
  5. Aircraft technician (51)
  6. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (51)
  7. Travel agent (50)
  8. Wooden furniture maker (49)
  9. Armed forces personnel (49)
  10. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  11. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  12. Pedagogue-Counsellor (45)
  13. Coach/Trainer (44)
  14. Cook (44)
  15. Clinical psychologist (42)
  16. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  17. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (39)
  18. Forest engineer (39)
  19. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (38)
  20. Textile expert (37)
  21. Assistant lecturer (36)
  22. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (36)
  23. Telecommunications-electronics installer (36)
  24. Valuation surveyor (35)
  25. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (35)
  26. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  27. Mining manager (34)
  28. Gardener (33)
  29. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (32)
  30. Ship's mecanic (30)
  31. Quantity surveyor (29)
  32. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (29)
  33. Radiation protection officer (medical) (28)
  34. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (28)
  35. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (27)
  36. Perfusionist (27)
  37. Art teacher (26)
  38. Archeologist (26)
  39. Food technologist / chemist (26)
  40. Road/Street Works professions (25)
  41. Financial advisor (25)
  42. Chimney sweep (24)
  43. Mechatronics (23)
  44. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (23)
  45. Electrical draughtsman (23)
  46. Electronic technician (22)
  47. Trustee (22)
  48. Labour law expert (21)
  49. Road transport manager (21)
  50. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (21)
  1. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (20)
  2. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (20)
  3. Pressure vessel installer (20)
  4. Production and management engineer (19)
  5. Health inspector (19)
  6. Energy engineer (18)
  7. Artificial inseminator (18)
  8. Mining safety/ rescue professions (17)
  9. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (16)
  10. Driving test examiner (16)
  11. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (16)
  12. Notary public (15)
  13. Epoxide worker (15)
  14. Navigational watch (14)
  15. Dance teacher (14)
  16. Environmental engineer (14)
  17. Broker/Stockbroker (13)
  18. Fire prevention/protection officer (13)
  19. Vehicle inspector (13)
  20. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (13)
  21. Museum director/Curator (13)
  22. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (13)
  23. Waiter / Waiting (12)
  24. Metal design/Surface engineering (12)
  25. Responsible of a laboratory animal centre (12)
  26. Funeral undertaker (12)
  27. Wheelwright (12)
  28. Gas technician (12)
  29. Insolvency practitioner (11)
  30. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (11)
  31. Banker (11)
  32. Community health officer (10)
  33. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (10)
  34. Assistant teacher (10)
  35. Tour Operator (10)
  36. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (10)
  37. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (10)
  38. Blasting technician (10)
  39. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (9)
  40. Car technician (9)
  41. Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified (9)
  42. Inland navigation professions (9)
  43. Auctioneer (9)
  44. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (8)
  45. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (8)
  46. Printer (8)
  47. Security systems professional (8)
  48. Boatmaster (7)
  49. Doorman (7)
  50. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (7)
  1. Mining surveyor (7)
  2. Marine engineering officer class IV (7)
  3. Technician working with styrene (7)
  4. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (7)
  5. Investment provider/advisor (7)
  6. Trade in medicinal products (7)
  7. Fireworks technician (7)
  8. Informatics technician (7)
  9. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  10. Assistant prosector (6)
  11. Natural health practitioner (6)
  12. Child psychotherapist (6)
  13. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (6)
  14. Installation and dismantling specialist for controlled substances (6)
  15. Oenologist (6)
  16. Assistant in animal care (6)
  17. Gambling and betting professions (6)
  18. Road safety professions not elsewhere classified (6)
  19. Intermediary for purchase/sale/hire of vessels (6)
  20. Animal experimentation technician (5)
  21. Debt-collector (5)
  22. Excavator operator (5)
  23. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (5)
  24. Archivist (5)
  25. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  26. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  27. Bridge / Road Supervisor (5)
  28. Druggist (5)
  29. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  30. Toolmaker (5)
  31. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (5)
  32. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  33. Cabin steward (4)
  34. Colourist (4)
  35. Mathematical applications expert (4)
  36. Shoemaker /Cobbler (4)
  37. Nuclear technician (4)
  38. Legal advisor (4)
  39. Watchmaker/repairer (4)
  40. Landscape gardener/gardening (4)
  41. Orthopaedic shoemaker (3)
  42. Agricultural expert/technician (3)
  43. Forest expert (3)
  44. Fire officer (3)
  45. Blasting contractor (3)
  46. Forester (3)
  47. Manufacture / Processing / Import of dangerous chemicals (3)
  48. Explosives experts (3)
  49. Airport fire officer / airport firefighter (3)
  50. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (3)
  1. Photographer / Photography (3)
  2. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  3. Geographical engineer (2)
  4. Taxidermist (2)
  5. Road Passenger Carrier (2)
  6. Judicial technical expert (2)
  7. Railway brakers, signallers and shunters (2)
  8. Animal keeper (2)
  9. Feldsher (2)
  10. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  11. Brewer/Beer and malt producer (2)
  12. Dermatologist (1)
  13. Drone pilot (1)
  14. Measurement and control technologist (1)
  15. Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional (1)
  16. Environmental consultant/ Environmental assessor/ Environmental auditor (1)
  17. Second engineer class II, fishing vessel (1)
  18. Building site mechanic (1)
  19. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  20. Model builder (Wooden/Architectural)/ Model joiner (1)
  21. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  22. Upholsterer (1)
  23. Rope/Net Maker/Repairer (1)
  24. Food inspector (1)
  25. Helicopter pilot (1)
  26. Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  27. Acupuncturist (1)
  28. Lifeboat crew (1)
  29. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  30. Plastics processing (1)
  31. Shipbuilding (1)
  32. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  33. Handling of dangerous chemicals, biological agents and toxins (1)
  34. Manufacture, handling and trade of security materials (1)
  35. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  36. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  37. Engineer fishing fleet (1)
  38. Meteorologist (1)
  39. Marketing consultant (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.