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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 (141908)
  2. Nurse (130881)
  3. Secondary school teacher (99396)
  4. Physiotherapist (35559)
  5. Dental Practitioner (25928)
  6. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (23012)
  7. Second level nurse (21100)
  8. Primary school teacher (16557)
  9. Architect (14285)
  10. Veterinary Surgeon (13596)
  11. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (12322)
  12. Pharmacist (12075)
  13. Social worker (8907)
  14. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (8851)
  15. Fork lift truck operator (8138)
  16. Psychologist (7727)
  17. Midwife (7117)
  18. Occupational therapist (5496)
  19. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (5480)
  20. Civil engineer (4485)
  21. Engineer (4308)
  22. Speech and language therapist (3967)
  23. Mason /Bricklayer (3963)
  24. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (3786)
  25. Painter-decorator (3384)
  26. Joiner/Carpenter (2894)
  27. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (2822)
  28. Child care worker (2687)
  29. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (2408)
  30. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (2401)
  31. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (2223)
  32. Plasterer (2175)
  33. Optician (Dispensing optician) (2088)
  34. Tiler (2006)
  35. Crane operator (1973)
  36. Building insulator / Building insulation (1949)
  37. Plumber (1916)
  38. Dietician (1883)
  39. Machinery operator (1849)
  40. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (1834)
  41. Driving instructor (1805)
  42. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (1733)
  43. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1726)
  44. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (1646)
  45. Master builder (1629)
  46. Security guard / Warden (1420)
  47. Dental hygienist (1420)
  48. Auditor/ Accountant (1417)
  49. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (1382)
  50. Sports instructor (1266)
  1. Dental technician (1233)
  2. Building engineer (1196)
  3. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (1175)
  4. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (1140)
  5. Ski instructor (985)
  6. Industrial engineer (936)
  7. Surveyor (921)
  8. Veterinary nurse (879)
  9. Accountant/ Tax advisor (868)
  10. Building contractor (797)
  11. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (785)
  12. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (780)
  13. Insurance underwriter (776)
  14. Repair of motor vehicles (774)
  15. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (763)
  16. Special needs care worker (731)
  17. Diver (723)
  18. Chiropractor (719)
  19. Psychotherapist (680)
  20. Nursery nurse (646)
  21. Car, taxi and van drivers (645)
  22. Special needs teacher (638)
  23. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (631)
  24. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (629)
  25. Fisherman (604)
  26. Translator/Interpreter (599)
  27. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (574)
  28. Associate engineer (572)
  29. Mechanical engineer (569)
  30. Information systems engineer (558)
  31. Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment (558)
  32. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (553)
  33. Tourist guide (545)
  34. Electrical engineer (518)
  35. Road haulier (510)
  36. Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine (503)
  37. Deck officer class I fishing vessel (502)
  38. Shotfirer (498)
  39. Mining supervisor/ deputy (483)
  40. Economist (465)
  41. Insurance and reinsurance intermediaries (458)
  42. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (416)
  43. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (385)
  44. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (378)
  45. Locksmith (372)
  46. Welder / steel worker (365)
  47. Car mechanic (353)
  48. University teacher/professor (345)
  49. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (327)
  50. Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor (321)
  1. Employment officer (300)
  2. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (297)
  3. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (293)
  4. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (289)
  5. Medical physicist (288)
  6. Electronic telecommunications engineer (284)
  7. Arbitrator (279)
  8. Scaffolder (272)
  9. Chemist (269)
  10. Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified (264)
  11. Child supervisor (263)
  12. Bio-medical analyst (260)
  13. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (259)
  14. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (258)
  15. Junior architect (250)
  16. Ship's cook (250)
  17. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (246)
  18. Biologist (237)
  19. Loader (234)
  20. Landscape architect / designer (226)
  21. Mining engineer (220)
  22. Asbestos removal expert (217)
  23. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways (211)
  24. Other health professionals (211)
  25. Music teacher (208)
  26. Health care technician (200)
  27. Arts therapist in the health service (200)
  28. Actuary (199)
  29. Baker/Pastry maker (196)
  30. Engine maintenance/repair (191)
  31. Orthoptist (189)
  32. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (185)
  33. Corporate lawyer (176)
  34. Gas installer /repairer (172)
  35. Bicycle/moped repairer (170)
  36. Architectural Technologist (167)
  37. Laboratory Manager/Director (166)
  38. Doctor's surgery assistant (163)
  39. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (161)
  40. Chemical engineer (160)
  41. Land Appraiser (152)
  42. Surgical assistant (150)
  43. Dental health secretary (147)
  44. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (144)
  45. Environmental health officer (143)
  46. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (142)
  47. Firefighter (140)
  48. Metal caster / Foundry worker (136)
  49. Floor layer (129)
  50. Roofer / Roofing (129)
  1. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (128)
  2. Geologist (123)
  3. Health and Safety Officer (122)
  4. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (108)
  5. Land surveyor (106)
  6. Aeronautical engineer (106)
  7. Osteopath (104)
  8. Telecommunications engineer (104)
  9. Medical secretary (102)
  10. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (102)
  11. Psychomotor therapist (99)
  12. Marine engineering officer class I (95)
  13. Draughtsman (93)
  14. Wholesale intermediary (91)
  15. Medical representative (91)
  16. Chartered technician (91)
  17. Interior designer-architect (90)
  18. Fertiliser sample expert (90)
  19. Tour manager (87)
  20. Dental therapist (87)
  21. Communications electronics (84)
  22. Private detective (84)
  23. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (82)
  24. Electrical Technician (81)
  25. Naval architect (80)
  26. Electromechanical engineer (79)
  27. Adult education teacher (77)
  28. Librarian (74)
  29. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (73)
  30. Engineer not elsewhere classified (73)
  31. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (72)
  32. Marine engineer (71)
  33. Mobile Offshore Unit related professions (71)
  34. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (68)
  35. Manpower supply agent (67)
  36. Airline pilot (64)
  37. Well sinker (64)
  38. Ecclesiastical professions (63)
  39. Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver for dangerous goods (63)
  40. Journalist (62)
  41. Diving instructor (61)
  42. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (61)
  43. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (60)
  44. Butcher / Butchery (59)
  45. Armed forces personnel (59)
  46. Marine engineering officer class II (59)
  47. Train driver (59)
  48. Physicist (58)
  49. Management consultant (58)
  50. Sailor (57)
  1. Mining mechanic (55)
  2. Laboratory assistant (52)
  3. Mediator (52)
  4. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (52)
  5. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (51)
  6. Aircraft technician (51)
  7. Travel agent (50)
  8. Building site coordinator (50)
  9. Wooden furniture maker (49)
  10. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  11. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  12. Pedagogue-Counsellor (45)
  13. Coach/Trainer (44)
  14. Cook (44)
  15. Clinical psychologist (40)
  16. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  17. Forest engineer (39)
  18. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (39)
  19. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (38)
  20. Textile expert (37)
  21. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (36)
  22. Assistant lecturer (36)
  23. Telecommunications-electronics installer (36)
  24. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  25. Valuation surveyor (35)
  26. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (35)
  27. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (34)
  28. Gardener (33)
  29. Mining manager (33)
  30. Ship's mecanic (30)
  31. Quantity surveyor (29)
  32. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (29)
  33. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (28)
  34. Radiation protection officer (medical) (28)
  35. Road Passenger Carrier (27)
  36. Perfusionist (27)
  37. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (27)
  38. Food technologist / chemist (26)
  39. Archeologist (26)
  40. Road/Street Works professions (25)
  41. Art teacher (25)
  42. Chimney sweep (24)
  43. Mechatronics (23)
  44. Electrical draughtsman (23)
  45. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (23)
  46. Financial advisor (23)
  47. Trustee (22)
  48. Electronic technician (22)
  49. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (21)
  50. Labour law expert (21)
  1. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (21)
  2. Pressure vessel installer (20)
  3. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (20)
  4. Production and management engineer (19)
  5. Road transport manager (19)
  6. Artificial inseminator (18)
  7. Health inspector (18)
  8. Energy engineer (18)
  9. Mining safety/ rescue professions (16)
  10. Driving test examiner (16)
  11. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (16)
  12. Epoxide worker (15)
  13. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (15)
  14. Notary public (15)
  15. Environmental engineer (14)
  16. Navigational watch (14)
  17. Broker/Stockbroker (13)
  18. Fire prevention/protection officer (13)
  19. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (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. Wheelwright (12)
  26. Funeral undertaker (12)
  27. Gas technician (12)
  28. Insolvency practitioner (11)
  29. Banker (11)
  30. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (11)
  31. Legal advisor (11)
  32. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (11)
  33. Community health officer (10)
  34. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (10)
  35. Assistant teacher (10)
  36. Responsible of a laboratory animal centre (10)
  37. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (10)
  38. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (10)
  39. Tour Operator (10)
  40. Blasting technician (10)
  41. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (9)
  42. Car technician (9)
  43. Police officer (9)
  44. Inland navigation professions (9)
  45. Dance teacher (9)
  46. Auctioneer (9)
  47. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (8)
  48. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (8)
  49. Printer (8)
  50. Security systems professional (8)
  1. Doorman (7)
  2. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (7)
  3. Mining surveyor (7)
  4. Marine engineering officer class IV (7)
  5. Technician working with styrene (7)
  6. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (7)
  7. Investment provider/advisor (7)
  8. Trade in medicinal products (7)
  9. Informatics technician (7)
  10. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  11. Boatmaster (6)
  12. Assistant prosector (6)
  13. Natural health practitioner (6)
  14. Child psychotherapist (6)
  15. Installation and dismantling specialist for controlled substances (6)
  16. Intermediary for purchase/sale/hire of vessels (6)
  17. Oenologist (6)
  18. Assistant in animal care (6)
  19. Gambling and betting professions (6)
  20. Customs officer/agent (6)
  21. Debt-collector (5)
  22. Excavator operator (5)
  23. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (5)
  24. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  25. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  26. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  27. Druggist (5)
  28. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  29. Toolmaker (5)
  30. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (5)
  31. Bridge / Road Supervisor (5)
  32. Cabin steward (4)
  33. Animal experimentation technician (4)
  34. Colourist (4)
  35. Gas engineer (4)
  36. Shoemaker /Cobbler (4)
  37. Heavy Goods vehicle standards officer (4)
  38. Landscape gardener/gardening (4)
  39. Nuclear technician (4)
  40. Watchmaker/repairer (4)
  41. Mathematical applications expert (4)
  42. Orthopaedic shoemaker (3)
  43. Agricultural expert/technician (3)
  44. Forest expert (3)
  45. Fire officer (3)
  46. Blasting contractor (3)
  47. Forester (3)
  48. Manufacture / Processing / Import of dangerous chemicals (3)
  49. Explosives experts (3)
  50. Airport fire officer / airport firefighter (3)
  1. Owner of a dance school (3)
  2. Vehicle inspector (3)
  3. Photographer / Photography (3)
  4. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  5. Geographical engineer (2)
  6. Taxidermist (2)
  7. Ship's Pilot (2)
  8. Brewer/Beer and malt producer (2)
  9. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (2)
  10. Animal keeper (2)
  11. Feldsher (2)
  12. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  13. Judicial technical expert (2)
  14. Railway brakers, signallers and shunters (2)
  15. Dermatologist (1)
  16. Drone pilot (1)
  17. Measurement and control technologist (1)
  18. Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional (1)
  19. Environmental consultant/ Environmental assessor/ Environmental auditor (1)
  20. Second engineer class II, fishing vessel (1)
  21. Building site mechanic (1)
  22. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  23. Model builder (Wooden/Architectural)/ Model joiner (1)
  24. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  25. Upholsterer (1)
  26. Rope/Net Maker/Repairer (1)
  27. Archivist (1)
  28. Food inspector (1)
  29. Fireworks technician (1)
  30. Helicopter pilot (1)
  31. Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  32. Acupuncturist (1)
  33. Lifeboat crew (1)
  34. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  35. Plastics processing (1)
  36. Shipbuilding (1)
  37. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  38. Handling of dangerous chemicals, biological agents and toxins (1)
  39. Manufacture, handling and trade of security materials (1)
  40. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  41. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  42. Engineer fishing fleet (1)
  43. Meteorologist (1)
  44. 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.