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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 (66090)
  2. Secondary school teacher (60062)
  3. Nurse (59295)
  4. Physiotherapist (19869)
  5. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (13636)
  6. Second level nurse (12241)
  7. Primary school teacher (11881)
  8. Dental Practitioner (11816)
  9. Veterinary Surgeon (8470)
  10. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (7450)
  11. Pharmacist (7143)
  12. Social worker (6597)
  13. Architect (4553)
  14. Midwife (3463)
  15. Psychologist (3451)
  16. Engineer (2904)
  17. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (2712)
  18. Occupational therapist (2584)
  19. Mason /Bricklayer (2578)
  20. Civil engineer (2470)
  21. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (2290)
  22. Speech and language therapist (2278)
  23. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (2175)
  24. Painter-decorator (2126)
  25. Joiner/Carpenter (1852)
  26. Optician (Dispensing optician) (1769)
  27. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (1584)
  28. Child care worker (1544)
  29. Master builder (1542)
  30. Fork lift truck operator (1417)
  31. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (1358)
  32. Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine (1264)
  33. Plasterer (1226)
  34. Driving instructor (1193)
  35. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (1185)
  36. Dietician (1183)
  37. Tiler (1178)
  38. Auditor/ Accountant (1133)
  39. Building engineer (1131)
  40. Sports instructor (1085)
  41. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (1071)
  42. Building insulator / Building insulation (1060)
  43. Other health professionals (1051)
  44. Plumber (1013)
  45. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1003)
  46. Psychomotor therapist (967)
  47. Surveyor (890)
  48. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (872)
  49. Dental technician (815)
  50. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (801)
  1. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (785)
  2. Dental hygienist (746)
  3. Industrial engineer (739)
  4. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (702)
  5. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (695)
  6. Ship's Deck officer class IV / 3rd mate (685)
  7. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (667)
  8. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (655)
  9. Marine engineering officer class IV (646)
  10. Security guard / Warden (645)
  11. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (615)
  12. Mechanical engineer (580)
  13. Insurance underwriter (579)
  14. Associate engineer (572)
  15. Taxi driver /Mini-Cab driver / Van driver (561)
  16. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (542)
  17. Accountant/ Tax advisor (536)
  18. Information systems engineer (529)
  19. Ship's cook (528)
  20. Electrical engineer (507)
  21. Diver (506)
  22. Airline pilot (487)
  23. University teacher/professor (483)
  24. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (476)
  25. Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment (404)
  26. Repair of motor vehicles (375)
  27. Deck officer class I fishing vessel (366)
  28. Chiropractor (364)
  29. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (360)
  30. Mining supervisor/ deputy (358)
  31. Locksmith (349)
  32. Fisherman (341)
  33. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (339)
  34. Insurance broker (329)
  35. Welder / steel worker (327)
  36. Psychotherapist (311)
  37. Building contractor (310)
  38. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (296)
  39. Tourist guide (295)
  40. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (293)
  41. Electronic telecommunications engineer (284)
  42. Gas technician (283)
  43. Marine engineering officer class I (277)
  44. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (275)
  45. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (269)
  46. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (265)
  47. Crane operator (238)
  48. Veterinary nurse (233)
  49. Nursery nurse (231)
  50. Road haulier (229)
  1. Chemist (213)
  2. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (212)
  3. Marine engineering officer class II (209)
  4. Junior architect (201)
  5. Landscape architect / designer (198)
  6. Employment officer (190)
  7. Engine maintenance/repair (181)
  8. Mining engineer (176)
  9. Arts therapist in the health service (174)
  10. Car mechanic (169)
  11. Ski instructor (167)
  12. Clinical physicist (163)
  13. Special needs teacher (163)
  14. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (161)
  15. Land Appraiser (151)
  16. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways) (150)
  17. Sailor (150)
  18. Chemical engineer (149)
  19. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (142)
  20. Translator/Interpreter (134)
  21. Metal caster / Foundry worker (134)
  22. Building site coordinator (131)
  23. Music teacher (131)
  24. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (129)
  25. Economist (127)
  26. Floor layer (125)
  27. Shotfirer (123)
  28. Surgical assistant (123)
  29. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (123)
  30. Actuary (119)
  31. Ship's electrician (117)
  32. Bicycle/moped repairer (116)
  33. Roofer / Roofing (115)
  34. Gas installer /repairer (112)
  35. Environmental health officer (110)
  36. Baker/Pastry maker (109)
  37. Biologist (109)
  38. Corporate lawyer (109)
  39. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (107)
  40. Telecommunications engineer (104)
  41. Land surveyor (103)
  42. Geologist (102)
  43. Travel agent (101)
  44. Health and Safety Officer (100)
  45. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (100)
  46. Scaffolder (99)
  47. Machinery operator (98)
  48. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (97)
  49. Tour manager (93)
  50. Medical representative (91)
  1. Bio-medical analyst (91)
  2. Draughtsman (89)
  3. Architectural Technologist (89)
  4. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (87)
  5. Interior designer-architect (86)
  6. Researcher (83)
  7. Aeronautical engineer (82)
  8. Marine engineering officer class III (82)
  9. Laboratory Manager/Director (80)
  10. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (80)
  11. Medical secretary (77)
  12. Health care technician (76)
  13. Dental health secretary (75)
  14. Orthoptist (74)
  15. Librarian (74)
  16. Manicurist (73)
  17. Dental therapist (68)
  18. Firefighter (62)
  19. Electrical Technician (61)
  20. Well sinker (61)
  21. Manpower supply agent (60)
  22. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (59)
  23. Train driver (59)
  24. Physicist (58)
  25. Doctor's surgery assistant (58)
  26. Naval architect (56)
  27. Forest engineer (55)
  28. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (54)
  29. Marine engineer (54)
  30. Management consultant (54)
  31. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (53)
  32. Mechatronics (52)
  33. Private detective (52)
  34. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (52)
  35. Osteopath (51)
  36. Aircraft technician (51)
  37. Mining mechanic (50)
  38. Armed forces personnel (49)
  39. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (48)
  40. Wooden furniture maker (47)
  41. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  42. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  43. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (42)
  44. Civil servant (42)
  45. Ecclesiastical professions (42)
  46. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (41)
  47. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (40)
  48. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  49. Butcher / Butchery (38)
  50. Consulting engineer (37)
  1. Adult education teacher (36)
  2. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  3. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (34)
  4. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (34)
  5. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (33)
  6. Diving instructor (33)
  7. Communications electronics (32)
  8. Assistant lecturer (32)
  9. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (32)
  10. Gardener (31)
  11. Textile expert (31)
  12. Ship's mecanic (30)
  13. Quantity surveyor (29)
  14. Fertiliser sample expert (28)
  15. Road Passenger Carrier (27)
  16. Bridge / Road Supervisor (27)
  17. Commodity broker (26)
  18. Electromechanical engineer (26)
  19. Laboratory assistant (26)
  20. Civil and environmental engineer (26)
  21. Wholesale intermediary (25)
  22. Property management professions (25)
  23. Road/Street Works professions (23)
  24. Telecommunications-electronics installer (23)
  25. Trustee (22)
  26. Financial advisor (21)
  27. Electronic technician (20)
  28. Cook (20)
  29. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (20)
  30. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (19)
  31. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (19)
  32. Production and management engineer (19)
  33. Clinical psychologist (19)
  34. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (19)
  35. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (18)
  36. Artificial inseminator (18)
  37. Archeologist (18)
  38. Electrical draughtsman (17)
  39. Mining manager (17)
  40. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (17)
  41. Valuation surveyor (16)
  42. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (16)
  43. Perfusionist (15)
  44. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (15)
  45. Navigational watch (14)
  46. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (14)
  47. Asbestos removal expert (13)
  48. Museum director/Curator (13)
  49. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (12)
  50. Environmental engineer (12)
  1. Loader (12)
  2. Journalist (11)
  3. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (11)
  4. Fire prevention/protection officer (11)
  5. Broker/Stockbroker (11)
  6. Child psychotherapist (11)
  7. Banker (11)
  8. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (11)
  9. Community health officer (10)
  10. Chimney sweep (10)
  11. Metal design/Surface engineering (9)
  12. Food technologist / chemist (9)
  13. Mining safety/ rescue professions (9)
  14. Car technician (9)
  15. Radiation protection officer (medical) (9)
  16. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (8)
  17. Chartered technician (8)
  18. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (8)
  19. Waiter / Waiting (8)
  20. Tour Operator (8)
  21. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (8)
  22. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (8)
  23. Pedagogue-Counsellor (8)
  24. Inland navigation professions (7)
  25. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  26. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (7)
  27. Funeral undertaker (7)
  28. Marine engineering technician (7)
  29. Informatics technician (7)
  30. Auctioneer (6)
  31. Investment provider/advisor (6)
  32. Energy engineer (6)
  33. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (6)
  34. Mining surveyor (6)
  35. Wheelwright (6)
  36. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  37. Mining engineering technician (5)
  38. Blasting technician (5)
  39. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  40. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  41. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (5)
  42. Ship's Deck officer class III / 2nd mate (5)
  43. Ship's Deck officer (inshore shipping) (5)
  44. Health inspector (5)
  45. Assistant prosector (5)
  46. Druggist (5)
  47. Oenologist (5)
  48. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (5)
  49. Printer (5)
  50. Art teacher (5)
  1. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  2. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (4)
  3. Cabin steward (4)
  4. Colourist (4)
  5. Labour law expert (4)
  6. Notary public (4)
  7. Blasting contractor (3)
  8. Security systems professional (3)
  9. Toolmaker (3)
  10. Owner of a dance school (3)
  11. Forester (3)
  12. Pressure vessel installer (3)
  13. Photographer / Photography (3)
  14. Shoemaker /Cobbler (3)
  15. Public finance accountant (3)
  16. Debt-collector (3)
  17. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (3)
  18. Forest expert (3)
  19. Natural health practitioner (2)
  20. Geotechnical engineer (2)
  21. Gas engineer (2)
  22. Geographical engineer (2)
  23. Epoxide worker (2)
  24. Mobile Offshore Unit related professions (2)
  25. Boatmaster (2)
  26. Ship's Pilot (2)
  27. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (2)
  28. Home economics teacher (2)
  29. Fire officer (2)
  30. Insolvency practitioner (2)
  31. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (2)
  32. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  33. Landscape gardener/gardening (2)
  34. Mathematical applications expert (2)
  35. Watchmaker/repairer (2)
  36. Animal keeper (2)
  37. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  38. Feldsher (2)
  39. Technician working with styrene (2)
  40. Orthopaedic shoemaker (2)
  41. Legal advisor (1)
  42. Driving test examiner (1)
  43. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  44. Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner (1)
  45. Animal experimentation technician (1)
  46. Judge (1)
  47. Company first aid officer (1)
  48. Arbitrator (1)
  49. Marketing consultant (1)
  50. Measurement and control technologist (1)
  1. Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional (1)
  2. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (1)
  3. Acupuncturist (1)
  4. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  5. Florist /Floristry (1)
  6. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  7. Lifeboat commander (1)
  8. Vehicle inspector (1)
  9. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (1)
  10. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  11. Judicial technical expert (1)
  12. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  13. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (1)
  14. Mediator (1)
  15. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  16. Shipbuilding (1)
  17. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (1)
  18. Plastics processing (1)
  19. Helicopter pilot (1)
  20. Water service manager (1)
  21. Food inspector (1)
  22. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  23. Assistant teacher (1)
  24. Upholsterer (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.