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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 (132845)
  2. Nurse (118105)
  3. Secondary school teacher (87365)
  4. Physiotherapist (34575)
  5. Dental Practitioner (23565)
  6. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (22888)
  7. Second level nurse (20987)
  8. Primary school teacher (15281)
  9. Veterinary Surgeon (12124)
  10. Pharmacist (11495)
  11. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (11494)
  12. Architect (8783)
  13. Social worker (8564)
  14. Fork lift truck operator (8135)
  15. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (8051)
  16. Psychologist (7056)
  17. Midwife (6269)
  18. Occupational therapist (5168)
  19. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (4661)
  20. Civil engineer (4089)
  21. Speech and language therapist (3680)
  22. Mason /Bricklayer (3522)
  23. Engineer (3512)
  24. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (3451)
  25. Painter-decorator (2957)
  26. Joiner/Carpenter (2571)
  27. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (2462)
  28. Sports instructor (2323)
  29. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (2144)
  30. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (2074)
  31. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (2047)
  32. Optician (Dispensing optician) (2034)
  33. Crane operator (1964)
  34. Plasterer (1894)
  35. Machinery operator (1845)
  36. Tiler (1762)
  37. Driving instructor (1741)
  38. Dietician (1737)
  39. Building insulator / Building insulation (1675)
  40. Child care worker (1665)
  41. Plumber (1647)
  42. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (1599)
  43. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1593)
  44. Master builder (1573)
  45. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (1537)
  46. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (1509)
  47. Auditor/ Accountant (1362)
  48. Dental hygienist (1260)
  49. Security guard / Warden (1222)
  50. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (1208)
  1. Building engineer (1194)
  2. Dental technician (1187)
  3. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (1083)
  4. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (1034)
  5. Surveyor (915)
  6. Industrial engineer (891)
  7. Accountant/ Tax advisor (809)
  8. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (772)
  9. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (763)
  10. Veterinary nurse (761)
  11. Insurance underwriter (751)
  12. Ski instructor (725)
  13. Mechanical engineer (722)
  14. Diver (709)
  15. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (705)
  16. Chiropractor (696)
  17. Repair of motor vehicles (687)
  18. Special needs care worker (686)
  19. Building contractor (657)
  20. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (616)
  21. Car, taxi and van drivers (613)
  22. Psychotherapist (611)
  23. Special needs teacher (586)
  24. Fisherman (578)
  25. Associate engineer (572)
  26. Nursery nurse (554)
  27. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (553)
  28. Information systems engineer (553)
  29. Translator/Interpreter (534)
  30. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (532)
  31. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (525)
  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. Insurance and reinsurance intermediaries (436)
  40. Economist (412)
  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 (363)
  46. Locksmith (360)
  47. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (352)
  48. Employment officer (299)
  49. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (298)
  50. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (297)
  1. Car mechanic (293)
  2. Electronic telecommunications engineer (284)
  3. Arbitrator (279)
  4. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (269)
  5. Medical physicist (267)
  6. Chemist (262)
  7. Child supervisor (257)
  8. Scaffolder (252)
  9. Ship's cook (250)
  10. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (246)
  11. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (244)
  12. Junior architect (235)
  13. Loader (234)
  14. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (221)
  15. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (221)
  16. Landscape architect / designer (220)
  17. Biologist (219)
  18. Asbestos removal expert (217)
  19. Bio-medical analyst (216)
  20. Mining engineer (213)
  21. Other health professionals (211)
  22. Music teacher (208)
  23. Arts therapist in the health service (193)
  24. Engine maintenance/repair (188)
  25. Actuary (187)
  26. Orthoptist (185)
  27. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (184)
  28. Corporate lawyer (176)
  29. Building site coordinator (176)
  30. Health care technician (172)
  31. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways (170)
  32. Bicycle/moped repairer (166)
  33. Doctor's surgery assistant (163)
  34. Baker/Pastry maker (162)
  35. Chemical engineer (155)
  36. Architectural Technologist (155)
  37. Laboratory Manager/Director (154)
  38. Gas installer /repairer (154)
  39. Land Appraiser (152)
  40. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (149)
  41. Dental health secretary (147)
  42. Surgical assistant (146)
  43. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (141)
  44. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (139)
  45. Metal caster / Foundry worker (136)
  46. Environmental health officer (132)
  47. Floor layer (127)
  48. Firefighter (124)
  49. Roofer / Roofing (122)
  50. Geologist (120)
  1. Health and Safety Officer (119)
  2. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (112)
  3. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (108)
  4. Land surveyor (105)
  5. Telecommunications engineer (104)
  6. Medical secretary (102)
  7. Psychomotor therapist (99)
  8. Marine engineering officer class I (95)
  9. Aeronautical engineer (93)
  10. Osteopath (91)
  11. Chartered technician (91)
  12. Medical representative (91)
  13. Fertiliser sample expert (90)
  14. Draughtsman (89)
  15. Interior designer-architect (87)
  16. Communications electronics (82)
  17. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (82)
  18. Electrical Technician (81)
  19. Wholesale intermediary (80)
  20. Tour manager (79)
  21. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (79)
  22. Naval architect (77)
  23. Private detective (76)
  24. Librarian (74)
  25. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (73)
  26. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (72)
  27. Marine engineer (71)
  28. Dental therapist (68)
  29. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (68)
  30. Adult education teacher (67)
  31. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (65)
  32. Travel agent (64)
  33. Airline pilot (64)
  34. Ecclesiastical professions (63)
  35. Well sinker (62)
  36. Manpower supply agent (60)
  37. Train driver (59)
  38. Marine engineering officer class II (59)
  39. Armed forces personnel (59)
  40. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (59)
  41. Physicist (58)
  42. Sailor (57)
  43. Mining mechanic (55)
  44. Management consultant (54)
  45. Laboratory assistant (52)
  46. Diving instructor (51)
  47. Aircraft technician (51)
  48. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (51)
  49. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (48)
  50. Wooden furniture maker (48)
  1. Butcher / Butchery (47)
  2. Assistant lecturer (46)
  3. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  4. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  5. Electromechanical engineer (44)
  6. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (43)
  7. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  8. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (39)
  9. Pedagogue-Counsellor (39)
  10. Clinical psychologist (38)
  11. Journalist (38)
  12. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (38)
  13. Forest engineer (37)
  14. Textile expert (37)
  15. Cook (36)
  16. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (35)
  17. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  18. Mediator (34)
  19. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (34)
  20. Mining manager (33)
  21. Bridge / Road Supervisor (33)
  22. Valuation surveyor (33)
  23. Gardener (31)
  24. Ship's mecanic (30)
  25. Telecommunications-electronics installer (29)
  26. Quantity surveyor (29)
  27. Radiation protection officer (medical) (28)
  28. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (28)
  29. Perfusionist (27)
  30. Road Passenger Carrier (27)
  31. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (26)
  32. Coach/Trainer (26)
  33. Archeologist (26)
  34. Food technologist / chemist (25)
  35. Art teacher (25)
  36. Chimney sweep (24)
  37. Electrical draughtsman (23)
  38. Road/Street Works professions (23)
  39. Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor (22)
  40. Trustee (22)
  41. Labour law expert (21)
  42. Financial advisor (21)
  43. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (21)
  44. Electronic technician (21)
  45. Mechatronics (21)
  46. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (20)
  47. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (20)
  48. Production and management engineer (19)
  49. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (19)
  50. Pressure vessel installer (19)
  1. Artificial inseminator (18)
  2. Energy engineer (17)
  3. Mining safety/ rescue professions (16)
  4. Engineer not elsewhere classified (16)
  5. Driving test examiner (16)
  6. Health inspector (15)
  7. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (15)
  8. Epoxide worker (15)
  9. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (14)
  10. Navigational watch (14)
  11. Broker/Stockbroker (13)
  12. Fire prevention/protection officer (13)
  13. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (13)
  14. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (13)
  15. Museum director/Curator (13)
  16. Notary public (13)
  17. Environmental engineer (12)
  18. Funeral undertaker (12)
  19. Gas technician (12)
  20. Metal design/Surface engineering (12)
  21. Insolvency practitioner (11)
  22. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (11)
  23. Banker (11)
  24. Community health officer (10)
  25. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (10)
  26. Responsible of a laboratory animal centre (10)
  27. Blasting technician (10)
  28. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (10)
  29. Assistant teacher (10)
  30. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (9)
  31. Car technician (9)
  32. Auctioneer (9)
  33. Police officer (9)
  34. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (9)
  35. Wheelwright (9)
  36. Dance teacher (9)
  37. Inland navigation professions (9)
  38. Waiter / Waiting (8)
  39. Legal advisor (8)
  40. Tour Operator (8)
  41. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (8)
  42. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (8)
  43. Mining surveyor (7)
  44. Marine engineering officer class IV (7)
  45. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  46. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (7)
  47. Investment provider/advisor (7)
  48. Informatics technician (7)
  49. Technician working with styrene (7)
  50. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (7)
  1. Boatmaster (6)
  2. Assistant prosector (6)
  3. Natural health practitioner (6)
  4. Child psychotherapist (6)
  5. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (6)
  6. Installation and dismantling specialist for controlled substances (6)
  7. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (6)
  8. Security systems professional (6)
  9. Oenologist (6)
  10. Assistant in animal care (6)
  11. Gambling and betting professions (6)
  12. Customs officer/agent (6)
  13. Debt-collector (5)
  14. Doorman (5)
  15. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (5)
  16. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  17. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  18. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  19. Printer (5)
  20. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  21. Toolmaker (5)
  22. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (5)
  23. Druggist (5)
  24. Cabin steward (4)
  25. Animal experimentation technician (4)
  26. Colourist (4)
  27. Gas engineer (4)
  28. Mathematical applications expert (4)
  29. Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified (4)
  30. Intermediary for purchase/sale/hire of vessels (4)
  31. Nuclear technician (4)
  32. Watchmaker/repairer (4)
  33. Shoemaker /Cobbler (4)
  34. Landscape gardener/gardening (4)
  35. Agricultural expert/technician (3)
  36. Forest expert (3)
  37. Fire officer (3)
  38. Forester (3)
  39. Photographer / Photography (3)
  40. Airport fire officer / airport firefighter (3)
  41. Owner of a dance school (3)
  42. Blasting contractor (3)
  43. Orthopaedic shoemaker (2)
  44. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  45. Geographical engineer (2)
  46. Taxidermist (2)
  47. Ship's Pilot (2)
  48. Brewer/Beer and malt producer (2)
  49. Vehicle inspector (2)
  50. Feldsher (2)
  1. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  2. Manufacture / Processing / Import of dangerous chemicals (2)
  3. Judicial technical expert (2)
  4. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (2)
  5. Animal keeper (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. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  15. Food inspector (1)
  16. Water service manager (1)
  17. Fireworks technician (1)
  18. Helicopter pilot (1)
  19. Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  20. Acupuncturist (1)
  21. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  22. Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner (1)
  23. Plastics processing (1)
  24. Shipbuilding (1)
  25. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  26. Manufacture, handling and trade of security materials (1)
  27. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  28. Explosives experts (1)
  29. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  30. Engineer fishing fleet (1)
  31. 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.