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Generic name of professions in this database

The generic names of professions are headings under which the regulated professions in the respective countries are grouped together.

For example: The following regulated professions are grouped together under the generic name of "Tourist Guide":

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The only authentic name of a regulated profession is that of the language of the country in which the profession is regulated. Any translation of this title on this website is purely indicative.

The generic professions aim to give an indication about the general scope of activities of the regulated professions and to help find regulated professions which are listed in the language of the country in which they are regulated. However, Member States are free to choose under which generic heading they insert their regulated professions and no assessment has been made of the areas of activity covered by each generic profession, therefore:

The search is made using the name of the profession (generic heading) in the language used to navigate this site.Therefore, if using the English version of this web site, the search will be made using the English name of the profession.
 
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Generic name of profession Number of regulated professions
Accountant/ Tax advisor 39
Accounting technician 4
Actuary 7
Acupuncturist 1
Adult education teacher 5
Aeronautical engineer 5
Aesthetician/ Beauty care services 16
Agricultural expert/technician 18
Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair 7
Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert 4
Agronomist / agricultural engineer 6
Agronomist-technician 1
Air accident investigator 2
Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment 30
Air flight navigator 4
Air flight professions not elsewhere classified 11
Air traffic controller 10
Aircraft technician 10
Airline pilot 19
Airport fire officer / airport firefighter 4
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counsellor 2
Animal experimentation technician 5
Animal keeper 5
Animal organ transplantation 1
Animal trainer 2
Anthropologist 0
Arbitrator 3
Archeologist 5
Architect 49
Architectural Technologist 1
Archivist 9
Armed forces personnel 5
Art teacher 4
Artificial inseminator 9
Arts therapist in the health service 2
Asbestos removal expert 3
Assistant forester 1
Assistant in animal care 3
Assistant lecturer 3
Assistant prosector 3
Assistant teacher 3
Associate engineer 2
Auctioneer 6
Auditor/ Accountant 42
Average adjuster 2
Aviation Radio operator 3
Bailiff 3
Baker/Pastry maker 14
Balloon pilot 2
Banker 2
Barrelmaker /Master cooper 1
Beekeeper 1
Bicycle/moped repairer 4
Bio-medical analyst 5
Biochemist 2
Biologist 10
Biotechnologist 3
Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing 8
Blasting contractor 3
Blasting technician 4
Boat-handling instructor (sea and inland) 1
Boatman (skilled) / Waterman 1
Boatmaster 8
Boatswain / Petty officer (merchant marine) 1
Boilermaking 2
Bookbinder 3
Brewer/Beer and malt producer 3
Bridge / Road Supervisor 5
Broker/Stockbroker 3
Building contractor 10
Building engineer 10
Building insulator / Building insulation 7
Building site coordinator 4
Building site mechanic 2
Building surveyor 2
Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver 6
Butcher / Butchery 14
Cabin steward 1
Cable transport safety technician 1
Captain (lakeland/inland shipping/navigation) 5
Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) 5
Captain, merchant marine (ocean shipping) 5
Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter 14
Car mechanic 9
Car technician 4
Cardiopneumographic technician 1
Cattle Trader 1
Chartered Scientist 1
Chartered secretary 1
Chartered technician 1
Chemical engineer 5
Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work 7
Chemist 13
Chief engineer class I fishing vessel 8
Chief engineer fishing fleet 2
Chief mechanic, merchant marine 4
Child care worker 13
Child psychotherapist 2
Child supervisor 2
Chimney sweep 10
Chiropodist (podiatrist) 20
Chiropractor 12
Civil Protection officer / Emergency services officer 3
Civil and environmental engineer 5
Civil engineer 19
Civil servant 15
Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings 2
Clinical physicist 10
Clinical psychologist 7
Coach/Trainer 6
Colourist 2
Commercial agent 1
Commissioner for oaths 1
Commodity broker 2
Communications electronics 2
Community health officer 2
Company first aid officer 1
Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker 4
Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator 23
Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways) 14
Consulting engineer 2
Conveyancer 3
Cook 4
Coordinator of procurement and transplantation of cells, tissues and organs 1
Corporate lawyer 1
Corset maker 1
Court administrator 6
Crane Technician 2
Crane operator 25
Credit broker 2
Customs officer/agent 8
Dance teacher 7
Data processing/ cataloguing data 1
Death care industry professions 0
Debt-collector 2
Deck officer and engineer class V, fishing fleet 1
Deck officer and engineer class VI, fishing fleet 1
Deck officer class I fishing vessel 2
Deck officer class II fishing vessel 5
Deck officer class III fishing vessel 1
Deck officer class IV fishing fleet 1
Deck officer second hand fishing fleet 2
Deep-sea fishing vessel skipper 1
Defectologist in the health sector 1
Dental Practitioner 75
Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse 13
Dental health secretary 1
Dental hygienist 18
Dental technician 32
Dental therapist 2
Dermatologist 1
Dietician 27
Director of artificial insemination centre 2
Diver 23
Diving instructor 4
Doctor of Medicine 1368
Doctor's surgery assistant 2
Domestic livestock trading professions 1
Doorman 2
Draughtsman 1
Driving instructor 36
Driving instructor for the transport of dangerous goods 4
Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager 12
Driving test examiner 6
Druggist 5
EU aviation security programme validator 1
Ecclesiastical professions 4
Economist 5
Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering 5
Electrical Technician 3
Electrical and computer (technology) engineer 3
Electrical automation supervisor 0
Electrical draughtsman 3
Electrical engineer 6
Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer 11
Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician 18
Electricity equipment and installation inspector 4
Electricity power plant staff 7
Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager 6
Electromechanical engineer 4
Electronic engineering and Computer systems technician 1
Electronic technician 8
Electronic telecommunications engineer 4
Emergency alarm system officer 2
Emergency rescue personnel 1
Employment officer 5
Energy engineer 8
Energy professions not elsewhere classified 16
Engine maintenance/repair 2
Engine operator class I, II, III 18
Engineer 10
Engineer class IV, fishing fleet 1
Engineer fishing fleet 1
Engineer not elsewhere classified 2
Engineer officer class III (fu) fishing fleet 2
Engineer, 1st class, fishing fleet 1
Engineer, First class, merchant marine 4
Engineer, class II, merchant marine 1
Engraver 2
Environmental consultant/ Environmental assessor/ Environmental auditor 13
Environmental engineer 4
Environmental health officer 10
Epoxide worker 2
Excavator operator 3
Explosives Manager in mines 3
Explosives experts 6
Farm Manager/Forestry manager 2
Farm tourism 0
Farmer of genetically modified crops 1
Feldsher 1
Fertiliser sample expert 1
Financial advisor 5
Financial broker/Financial intermediary 11
Fire officer 10
Fire prevention/protection officer 13
Firefighter 17
Fireworks technician 5
Fisheries expert 3
Fisherman 13
Fishmonger 1
Floor layer 5
Florist /Floristry 2
Food hygienist 1
Food inspector 6
Food technologist / chemist 3
Forest engineer 7
Forest expert 8
Forest protection specialist 0
Forest ranger 1
Forest sapper 1
Forest wood management /Logging 1
Forester 1
Forestry planning (roads, transport,..) 2
Fork lift truck operator 20
Forwarding agent / Haulage services 8
Funeral undertaker 7
Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner 6
Galvanizing/ Enamelling 3
Gambling and betting professions 1
Gamekeeper 1
Gardener 2
Gas engineer 3
Gas installer /repairer 13
Gas technician 9
Geographer 1
Geographical engineer 3
Geologist 15
Geotechnical engineer 2
Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged 3
Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus 9
Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller 9
Golf teacher 0
Graphic designer 2
Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader 9
Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker 15
Handling of dangerous chemicals, biological agents and toxins 2
Harbour pilot 5
Headmaster / School Director 1
Health and Safety Officer 15
Health care technician 3
Health inspector 7
Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician 18
Hearse driver 1
Heating installation technician 1
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver for dangerous goods 2
Heavy Goods vehicle standards officer 2
Helicopter pilot 3
Home economics teacher 2
Horse-riding instructor 0
Horseback riding therapy professions 0
Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites 6
Housing expert 4
Hunter (professional ) 1
Industrial engineer 22
Informatics technician 5
Information systems engineer 6
Inland navigation professions 18
Inshore fishing vessel skipper 7
Insolvency practitioner 6
Inspector of weights and measures 4
Installation and dismantling specialist for controlled substances 7
Installer of low-voltage photovoltaic systems 1
Insurance broker 13
Insurance underwriter 2
Interior designer-architect 5
Intermediary for purchase/sale/hire of vessels 1
Investment provider/advisor 4
Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis 1
Jewellery making and cutting of precious stones 1
Joiner/Carpenter 16
Journalist 2
Judge 1
Judicial technical expert 2
Junior architect 5
Keeper of public records 4
Kennel manager 1
Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher 32
Laboratory Manager/Director 4
Laboratory assistant 4
Labour law expert 2
Land Appraiser 2
Land surveyor 8
Landscape architect / designer 6
Landscape gardener/gardening 1
Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing 5
Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor 43
Legal administrator 0
Legal advisor 8
Librarian 10
Lifeboat commander 1
Lifeboat crew 1
Lifeboat mechanic 1
Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician 13
Loader 2
Local fishing vessel skipper 2
Locksmith 7
Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver 4
Loss adjuster 1
Machinery operator 13
Management consultant 1
Manager (not elsewhere classified) 5
Manager of animal breeding programmes 4
Manager of boat-handling school (sea and inland) 1
Manager of livestock-breeding establishment (non domestic animals) 2
Manager of protected area 1
Manicurist 1
Manpower supply agent 1
Manufacture / Processing / Import of dangerous chemicals 3
Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments 3
Manufacture of cosmetic products 2
Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen 1
Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) 1
Manufacture of plant equipment (mines,iron & steel foundries, construction industry) and mechanical handling equipment 5
Manufacture, handling and trade of security materials 1
Marine Electro Automation Officer 1
Marine engineer 7
Marine engineering officer class I 9
Marine engineering officer class II 7
Marine engineering officer class III 4
Marine engineering officer class IV 4
Marine engineering technician 1
Maritime mediator 1
Marketing consultant 4
Mason /Bricklayer 11
Mass media and communications specialist 5
Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist 21
Master builder 4
Master who trains apprentices/ Instructor for particular trades 1
Mathematical applications expert 2
Measurement and control technologist 9
Mechanic, merchant marine 1
Mechanical engineer 5
Mechatronics 4
Mediator 3
Medical representative 1
Medical secretary 2
Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician 36
Metal caster / Foundry worker 9
Metal design/Surface engineering 4
Meteorologist 2
Midwife 32
Miller / Milling 3
Minerals surveyor 1
Mining and metallurgy expert 3
Mining electrician 3
Mining engineer 12
Mining engineering technician 5
Mining manager 28
Mining mechanic 11
Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) 5
Mining safety/ rescue professions 10
Mining supervisor/ deputy 8
Mining surveyor 4
Mobile Offshore Unit related professions 11
Model builder (Wooden/Architectural)/ Model joiner 2
Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer 3
Mountain sport instructor 2
Museum Worker 2
Museum director/Curator 2
Mushroom expert 2
Music teacher 5
Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer 9
National auditor in the field of aviation security 1
National park guide 0
Natural health practitioner 4
Nature protection worker 1
Naval architect 1
Navigational watch 4
Neurophysiology technician 1
Notary public 6
Nuclear Inspector 1
Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified 24
Nuclear medicine technician 3
Nuclear plant manager 4
Nuclear technician 20
Nurse 80
Nursery nurse 4
Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist 8
Occupational hygienist 3
Occupational therapist 24
Oenologist 1
Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch 5
Optician (Dispensing optician) 23
Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) 13
Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools 3
Organist 1
Orthopaedic shoemaker 8
Orthoptist 16
Osteopath 6
Other health professionals 5
Owner of a dance school 2
Painter-decorator 12
Paralegal 1
Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals 18
Patent Agent / Trademark agent 21
Pedagogue-Counsellor 8
Perfusionist 3
Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products 7
Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor 3
Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants 3
Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant 21
Pharmacist 38
Photographer / Photography 4
Physicist 2
Physiotherapist 35
Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner 4
Plant expert 2
Plasterer 7
Plastics processing 1
Plumber 11
Police officer 9
Port worker 2
Potholing guide 2
Potter / Ceramist /Ceramicist 2
Precious metals tester 1
Pressure vessel installer 3
Primary school teacher 32
Printer 4
Private detective 12
Probation Officer 3
Processing of milk and dairy products 5
Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs 4
Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons 2
Production and management engineer 1
Production and processing of wines, spirits and other alcoholic substances 3
Professional parachutist 1
Professional services managers 0
Professions in the field of waste management and disposal 9
Property management professions 1
Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker 24
Psychologist 30
Psychomotor therapist 6
Psychotherapist 11
Public estimator and weighmaster 1
Public finance accountant 4
Public prosecutor 1
Pyrotechnian / Manufacture and/or trade in pyrotechnical articles 10
Quantity surveyor 3
Radiation protection officer (medical) 2
Radio communication professions 4
Radio protection officer (non-medical) 6
Radio technician 2
Radiographer / Radiotherapist 29
Rafting guide 1
Railway brakers, signallers and shunters 13
Railway carriage inspector 4
Railway professions not elsewhere classified 19
Railway station master 6
Raising of livestock/poultry/rabbits/fur-bearing animals 2
Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director 18
Recruitment Agency Manager (private) 1
Refrigeration technician 2
Repair of motor vehicles 16
Researcher 3
Responsible of a laboratory animal centre 3
Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser 5
Road Passenger Carrier 3
Road haulier 6
Road safety professions not elsewhere classified 4
Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere 1
Road transport manager 1
Road/Street Works professions 6
Roofer / Roofing 8
Rope/Net Maker/Repairer 2
Rubber and/or Asbestos processing /Tyre repair 4
Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories 5
Safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods 7
Sailor 9
Sales manager plant protection and/or pest control products/Pesticide purchaser 5
Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified 1
Scaffolder 4
School inspector 1
Sculptor 2
Seafaring professions 1
Second engineer class II, fishing vessel 3
Second level nurse 25
Secondary school teacher 49
Securities broker 1
Security guard / Warden 41
Security instructor in the field of aviation security 1
Security screener (aviation security) 1
Security systems professional 10
Ship's Deck Rating 3
Ship's Deck officer (inshore shipping) 1
Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine 8
Ship's Deck officer class I 3
Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate 9
Ship's Deck officer class III / 2nd mate 4
Ship's Deck officer class IV / 3rd mate 2
Ship's Deck officer class V 2
Ship's Deckhand 6
Ship's Engine Rating 2
Ship's Executive Officer 7
Ship's Pilot 6
Ship's Radio officer, merchant marine 4
Ship's Radio operator, class II, merchant marine 8
Ship's cook 5
Ship's electrician 3
Ship's electrician foreman 1
Ship's engineer/engineering watch/mechanic 5
Ship's mecanic 2
Shipbroker/Shipping Agent 2
Shipbuilding 2
Shoemaker /Cobbler 5
Shotfirer 8
Sign language interpreter 2
Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader 14
Ski instructor 6
Ski lift technician 2
Skipper, home trade 2
Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet 12
Social pedagogue-Counsellor 5
Social worker 38
Sociologist 0
Solariums/ beauty salon services 1
Special needs care worker 7
Special needs teacher 21
Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified 29
Specialist in the use of ionising radiation 3
Speech and language therapist 26
Sports instructor 81
Steel shipbuilding 1
Stonemason /Stonecutter 6
Stovemaker/Stove fitter 7
Surgical assistant 3
Surveyor 23
Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker 9
Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up 2
Taxi driver /Mini-Cab driver / Van driver 11
Taxidermist 2
Team Leader in a Day Care Centre for School-Age Children 0
Technical Designer 1
Technical equipment inspector 2
Technical expert for the quality of construction projects 2
Technician working with styrene 1
Telecommunications engineer 6
Telecommunications infrastructure planner 2
Telecommunications-electronics installer 6
Television technician 1
Textile expert 3
Theatre promoter and developer 0
Tiler 6
Tinsmith/Coppersmith 5
Tobacco processing and manufacture of tobacco products 2
Toolmaker 3
Tour Operator 2
Tour manager 3
Tourist guide 13
Town planner / Town and Country Planner 11
Trade in medicinal products 3
Train driver 18
Train electrician 1
Train manager 4
Tram Driver 1
Translator/Interpreter 18
Travel agent 12
Trustee 3
Underground rail professions 6
University teacher/professor 19
Upholsterer 4
Valuation surveyor 6
Vehicle inspector 4
Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer 12
Veterinary Surgeon 32
Veterinary nurse 10
Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified 11
Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor 15
Waiter / Waiting 3
Watchmaker/repairer 6
Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional 4
Water service manager 5
Welder / steel worker 10
Well sinker 4
Wheelwright 1
Wholesale intermediary 1
Wine-taster 2
Wood turner /Sawer/ Wheelwright 5
Wooden boatbuilding 2
Wooden furniture maker 2
Zoo technician 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.