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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 37
Accounting technician 4
Actuary 7
Acupuncturist 1
Adult education teacher 6
Aeronautical engineer 5
Aesthetician/ Beauty care services 19
Agricultural expert/technician 19
Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair 7
Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert 6
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 32
Air flight navigator 4
Air flight professions not elsewhere classified 13
Air traffic controller 11
Aircraft technician 11
Airline pilot 19
Airport fire officer / airport firefighter 4
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counsellor 2
Animal experimentation technician 8
Animal keeper 8
Animal organ transplantation 1
Animal trainer 2
Arbitrator 3
Archeologist 7
Architect 50
Architectural Technologist 1
Archivist 7
Armed forces personnel 5
Art teacher 7
Artificial inseminator 12
Arts and entertainment professions 6
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 43
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 7
Blasting contractor 3
Blasting technician 5
Boat-handling instructor (sea and inland) 1
Boatman (skilled) / Waterman 1
Boatmaster 14
Boatswain / Petty officer (merchant marine) 1
Boilermaking 2
Bookbinder 3
Brewer/Beer and malt producer 3
Bridge / Road Supervisor 4
Broker/Stockbroker 3
Building contractor 10
Building engineer 17
Building insulator / Building insulation 7
Building site coordinator 5
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 12
Chief engineer class I fishing vessel 8
Chief engineer fishing fleet 2
Chief mechanic, merchant marine 4
Child care worker 22
Child psychotherapist 2
Child supervisor 4
Chimney sweep 11
Chiropodist (podiatrist) 23
Chiropractor 13
Civil Protection officer / Emergency services officer 3
Civil and environmental engineer 2
Civil engineer 19
Civil servant 15
Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings 2
Clinical physicist 10
Clinical psychologist 7
Coach/Trainer 8
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 25
Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways 12
Consulting engineer 1
Conveyancer 3
Cook 4
Coordinator of procurement and transplantation of cells, tissues and organs 1
Corporate lawyer 1
Corset maker 1
Court administrator 7
Crane Technician 2
Crane operator 25
Credit broker 2
Customs officer/agent 9
Dance teacher 13
Data processing/ cataloguing data 2
Death care industry professions 5
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 86
Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse 14
Dental health secretary 1
Dental hygienist 20
Dental technician 32
Dental therapist 2
Dermatologist 1
Dietician 28
Director of artificial insemination centre 1
Diver 24
Diving instructor 4
Doctor of Medicine 1415
Doctor's surgery assistant 2
Domestic livestock trading professions 1
Doorman 4
Draughtsman 1
Driving instructor 36
Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager 12
Driving test examiner 8
Druggist 5
EU aviation security programme validator 1
Ecclesiastical professions 4
Economist 5
Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering 5
Electrical Technician 4
Electrical and computer (technology) engineer 3
Electrical draughtsman 2
Electrical engineer 4
Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer 11
Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician 20
Electricity equipment and installation inspector 4
Electricity power plant staff 7
Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager 7
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 9
Energy professions not elsewhere classified 17
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 14
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
Farmer of genetically modified crops 1
Feldsher 2
Fertiliser sample expert 1
Financial advisor 5
Financial broker/Financial intermediary 11
Fire officer 10
Fire prevention/protection officer 14
Firefighter 17
Fireworks technician 7
Fisheries expert 4
Fisherman 14
Fishmonger 1
Floor layer 5
Florist /Floristry 2
Food hygienist 1
Food inspector 6
Food technologist / chemist 3
Forest engineer 6
Forest expert 8
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 8
Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner 6
Galvanizing/ Enamelling 3
Gambling and betting professions 1
Gamekeeper 1
Gardener 2
Gas engineer 9
Gas installer /repairer 16
Gas technician 16
Geographer 1
Geographical engineer 3
Geologist 16
Geotechnical engineer 3
Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged 3
Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus 9
Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller 10
Graphic designer 2
Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader 9
Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker 15
Handling of dangerous chemicals, biological agents and toxins 3
Harbour pilot 6
Headmaster / School Director 2
Health and Safety Officer 18
Health care technician 3
Health inspector 7
Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician 19
Hearse driver 1
Heating installation technician 1
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver for dangerous goods 4
Heavy Goods vehicle standards officer 2
Helicopter pilot 3
Home economics teacher 2
Horseback riding therapy professions 2
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 33
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 12
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 0
Joiner/Carpenter 16
Journalist 2
Judge 1
Judicial technical expert 2
Junior architect 4
Keeper of public records 4
Kennel manager 1
Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher 31
Laboratory Manager/Director 4
Laboratory assistant 12
Labour law expert 3
Land Appraiser 3
Land surveyor 9
Landscape architect / designer 6
Landscape gardener/gardening 2
Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing 5
Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor 45
Legal advisor 9
Librarian 10
Lifeboat commander 1
Lifeboat crew 1
Lifeboat mechanic 1
Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician 14
Loader 2
Local fishing vessel skipper 2
Locksmith 7
Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver 4
Loss adjuster 1
Machinery operator 14
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 0
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 22
Master builder 5
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 4
Medical representative 1
Medical secretary 2
Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician 34
Metal caster / Foundry worker 10
Metal design/Surface engineering 4
Meteorologist 2
Midwife 32
Miller / Milling 3
Minerals surveyor 1
Mining and metallurgy expert 3
Mining electrician 7
Mining engineer 13
Mining engineering technician 5
Mining manager 29
Mining mechanic 11
Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) 7
Mining safety/ rescue professions 12
Mining supervisor/ deputy 11
Mining surveyor 5
Mobile Offshore Unit related professions 11
Model builder (Wooden/Architectural)/ Model joiner 2
Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer 4
Mountain sport instructor 2
Museum Worker 2
Museum director/Curator 2
Mushroom expert 2
Music teacher 12
Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer 8
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 3
Notary public 7
Nuclear Inspector 1
Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified 25
Nuclear medicine technician 2
Nuclear plant manager 21
Nuclear technician 40
Nurse 105
Nursery nurse 4
Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist 8
Occupational hygienist 3
Occupational therapist 26
Oenologist 1
Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch 5
Optician (Dispensing optician) 22
Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) 14
Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools 3
Organist 1
Orthopaedic shoemaker 8
Orthoptist 16
Osteopath 7
Other health professionals 67
Owner of a dance school 2
Painter-decorator 15
Paralegal 1
Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals 20
Patent Agent / Trademark agent 23
Pedagogue-Counsellor 8
Perfusionist 3
Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products 7
Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor 2
Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants 3
Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant 24
Pharmacist 64
Photographer / Photography 3
Physicist 2
Physiotherapist 38
Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner 4
Plant expert 2
Plasterer 7
Plastics processing 1
Plumber 11
Police officer 8
Port worker 2
Potholing guide 1
Potter / Ceramist /Ceramicist 3
Precious metals tester 1
Pressure vessel installer 6
Primary school teacher 32
Printer 7
Private detective 15
Probation Officer 4
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 2
Professional services managers 0
Professions in the field of waste management and disposal 10
Property management professions 3
Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker 30
Psychologist 36
Psychomotor therapist 6
Psychotherapist 13
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 1
Radiographer / Radiotherapist 33
Rafting guide 1
Railway brakers, signallers and shunters 11
Railway carriage inspector 4
Railway professions not elsewhere classified 21
Railway station master 6
Raising of livestock/poultry/rabbits/fur-bearing animals 3
Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director 19
Recruitment Agency Manager (private) 1
Refrigeration technician 3
Repair of motor vehicles 19
Researcher 4
Responsible of a laboratory animal centre 3
Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser 5
Road Passenger Carrier 4
Road haulier 8
Road safety professions not elsewhere classified 4
Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere 1
Road transport manager 1
Road/Street Works professions 9
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 35
Sales manager plant protection and/or pest control products/Pesticide purchaser 4
Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified 1
Scaffolder 4
School inspector 1
Sculptor 3
Seafaring professions 4
Second engineer class II, fishing vessel 3
Second level nurse 26
Secondary school teacher 50
Securities broker 1
Security guard / Warden 46
Security instructor in the field of aviation security 2
Security screener (aviation security) 1
Security systems professional 11
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 5
Ship's Engine Rating 3
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 13
Ski instructor 6
Ski lift technician 2
Skipper, home trade 2
Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet 12
Social pedagogue-Counsellor 5
Social worker 45
Solariums/ beauty salon services 1
Special needs care worker 4
Special needs teacher 22
Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified 31
Specialist in the use of ionising radiation 3
Speech and language therapist 27
Sports instructor 84
Steel shipbuilding 1
Stonemason /Stonecutter 6
Stovemaker/Stove fitter 8
Surgical assistant 4
Surveyor 36
Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker 9
Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up 2
Taxi driver /Mini-Cab driver / Van driver 12
Taxidermist 2
Technical Designer 1
Technical equipment inspector 3
Technical expert for the quality of construction projects 2
Technician working with styrene 1
Telecommunications engineer 3
Telecommunications infrastructure planner 2
Telecommunications-electronics installer 6
Textile expert 3
Theatre promoter and developer 11
Tiler 6
Tinsmith/Coppersmith 5
Tobacco processing and manufacture of tobacco products 2
Toolmaker 3
Tour Operator 2
Tour manager 2
Tourist guide 13
Town planner / Town and Country Planner 10
Trade in medicinal products 3
Train driver 21
Train electrician 1
Train manager 4
Tram Driver 1
Translator/Interpreter 20
Travel agent 11
Trustee 3
Underground rail professions 1
University teacher/professor 20
Upholsterer 4
Valuation surveyor 6
Vehicle inspector 7
Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer 12
Veterinary Surgeon 32
Veterinary nurse 10
Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified 13
Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor 14
Waiter / Waiting 3
Watchmaker/repairer 6
Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional 4
Water service manager 5
Welder / steel worker 15
Well sinker 5
Wheelwright 1
Wholesale intermediary 1
Wine-taster 2
Wood turner /Sawer/ Wheelwright 5
Wooden boatbuilding 1
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.