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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 (66031)
  2. Secondary school teacher (59990)
  3. Nurse (59295)
  4. Physiotherapist (19920)
  5. Second level nurse (14395)
  6. Primary school teacher (14236)
  7. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (13636)
  8. Dental Practitioner (11804)
  9. Veterinary Surgeon (8411)
  10. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (7444)
  11. Pharmacist (7143)
  12. Social worker (6597)
  13. Architect (4553)
  14. Midwife (3463)
  15. Psychologist (3435)
  16. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (3069)
  17. Engineer (2904)
  18. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (2712)
  19. Occupational therapist (2702)
  20. Mason /Bricklayer (2578)
  21. Civil engineer (2470)
  22. Speech and language therapist (2278)
  23. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (2194)
  24. Painter-decorator (2126)
  25. Joiner/Carpenter (1852)
  26. Optician (Dispensing optician) (1752)
  27. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (1583)
  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 (1132)
  39. Building engineer (1131)
  40. Sports instructor (1085)
  41. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (1069)
  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. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (818)
  50. Dental technician (815)
  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. Information systems engineer (529)
  18. Ship's cook (528)
  19. Accountant/ Tax advisor (520)
  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. Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor (361)
  30. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (360)
  31. Mining supervisor/ deputy (358)
  32. Locksmith (349)
  33. Fisherman (341)
  34. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (339)
  35. Insurance broker (329)
  36. Welder / steel worker (327)
  37. Psychotherapist (311)
  38. Building contractor (310)
  39. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (296)
  40. Tourist guide (295)
  41. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (293)
  42. Electronic telecommunications engineer (284)
  43. Gas technician (283)
  44. Marine engineering officer class I (277)
  45. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (275)
  46. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (269)
  47. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (265)
  48. Crane operator (238)
  49. Veterinary nurse (233)
  50. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (233)
  1. Nursery nurse (231)
  2. Road haulier (229)
  3. Chemist (213)
  4. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (212)
  5. Marine engineering officer class II (209)
  6. Junior architect (201)
  7. Landscape architect / designer (198)
  8. Employment officer (190)
  9. Engine maintenance/repair (181)
  10. Mining engineer (176)
  11. Arts therapist in the health service (174)
  12. Car mechanic (169)
  13. Ski instructor (167)
  14. Clinical physicist (163)
  15. Special needs teacher (163)
  16. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (161)
  17. Land Appraiser (151)
  18. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways) (150)
  19. Chemical engineer (149)
  20. Sailor (144)
  21. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (142)
  22. Metal caster / Foundry worker (134)
  23. Music teacher (131)
  24. Building site coordinator (131)
  25. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (129)
  26. Economist (127)
  27. Translator/Interpreter (127)
  28. Floor layer (125)
  29. Shotfirer (123)
  30. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (123)
  31. Surgical assistant (123)
  32. Actuary (119)
  33. Ship's electrician (117)
  34. Bicycle/moped repairer (116)
  35. Roofer / Roofing (115)
  36. Gas installer /repairer (112)
  37. Environmental health officer (110)
  38. Corporate lawyer (109)
  39. Biologist (109)
  40. Baker/Pastry maker (109)
  41. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (107)
  42. Telecommunications engineer (104)
  43. Land surveyor (103)
  44. Geologist (102)
  45. Travel agent (101)
  46. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (100)
  47. Health and Safety Officer (100)
  48. Scaffolder (99)
  49. Machinery operator (98)
  50. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (96)
  1. Tour manager (93)
  2. Medical representative (91)
  3. Bio-medical analyst (91)
  4. Draughtsman (89)
  5. Architectural Technologist (89)
  6. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (87)
  7. Interior designer-architect (86)
  8. Researcher (83)
  9. Aeronautical engineer (82)
  10. Marine engineering officer class III (82)
  11. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (80)
  12. Laboratory Manager/Director (80)
  13. Medical secretary (77)
  14. Health care technician (76)
  15. Dental health secretary (75)
  16. Librarian (74)
  17. Orthoptist (74)
  18. Manicurist (73)
  19. Dental therapist (68)
  20. Firefighter (62)
  21. Electrical Technician (61)
  22. Well sinker (61)
  23. Manpower supply agent (60)
  24. Train driver (59)
  25. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (59)
  26. Physicist (58)
  27. Doctor's surgery assistant (58)
  28. Naval architect (56)
  29. Forest engineer (55)
  30. Marine engineer (54)
  31. Management consultant (54)
  32. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (54)
  33. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (53)
  34. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (52)
  35. Mechatronics (52)
  36. Private detective (52)
  37. Osteopath (51)
  38. Aircraft technician (51)
  39. Mining mechanic (50)
  40. Armed forces personnel (49)
  41. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (48)
  42. Wooden furniture maker (47)
  43. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  44. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  45. Ecclesiastical professions (42)
  46. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (42)
  47. Civil servant (42)
  48. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (41)
  49. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  50. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (40)
  1. Butcher / Butchery (38)
  2. Consulting engineer (37)
  3. Adult education teacher (36)
  4. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  5. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (34)
  6. Diving instructor (33)
  7. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (33)
  8. Assistant lecturer (32)
  9. Communications electronics (32)
  10. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (32)
  11. Gardener (31)
  12. Textile expert (31)
  13. Ship's mecanic (30)
  14. Quantity surveyor (29)
  15. Fertiliser sample expert (28)
  16. Bridge / Road Supervisor (27)
  17. Road Passenger Carrier (27)
  18. Electromechanical engineer (26)
  19. Commodity broker (26)
  20. Civil and environmental engineer (26)
  21. Laboratory assistant (26)
  22. Property management professions (25)
  23. Wholesale intermediary (25)
  24. Telecommunications-electronics installer (23)
  25. Road/Street Works professions (23)
  26. Trustee (22)
  27. Financial advisor (21)
  28. Cook (20)
  29. Electronic technician (20)
  30. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (20)
  31. Clinical psychologist (19)
  32. Production and management engineer (19)
  33. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (19)
  34. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (19)
  35. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (19)
  36. Artificial inseminator (18)
  37. Archeologist (18)
  38. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (18)
  39. Mining manager (17)
  40. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (17)
  41. Electrical draughtsman (17)
  42. Valuation surveyor (16)
  43. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (16)
  44. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (16)
  45. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (15)
  46. Perfusionist (15)
  47. Navigational watch (14)
  48. Museum director/Curator (13)
  49. Asbestos removal expert (13)
  50. Environmental engineer (12)
  1. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (12)
  2. Loader (12)
  3. Child psychotherapist (11)
  4. Banker (11)
  5. Broker/Stockbroker (11)
  6. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (11)
  7. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (11)
  8. Journalist (11)
  9. Fire prevention/protection officer (11)
  10. Chimney sweep (10)
  11. Community health officer (10)
  12. Mining safety/ rescue professions (9)
  13. Car technician (9)
  14. Radiation protection officer (medical) (9)
  15. Metal design/Surface engineering (9)
  16. Food technologist / chemist (9)
  17. Driving instructor for the transport of dangerous goods (9)
  18. Waiter / Waiting (8)
  19. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (8)
  20. Chartered technician (8)
  21. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (8)
  22. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (8)
  23. Tour Operator (8)
  24. Sales manager plant protection and/or pest control products/Pesticide purchaser (8)
  25. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (8)
  26. Pedagogue-Counsellor (8)
  27. Marine engineering technician (7)
  28. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (7)
  29. Inland navigation professions (7)
  30. Informatics technician (7)
  31. Funeral undertaker (7)
  32. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  33. Mining surveyor (6)
  34. Energy engineer (6)
  35. Investment provider/advisor (6)
  36. Wheelwright (6)
  37. Auctioneer (6)
  38. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (6)
  39. Art teacher (5)
  40. Blasting technician (5)
  41. Ship's Deck officer class III / 2nd mate (5)
  42. Ship's Deck officer (inshore shipping) (5)
  43. Health inspector (5)
  44. Assistant prosector (5)
  45. Druggist (5)
  46. Oenologist (5)
  47. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (5)
  48. Printer (5)
  49. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  50. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  1. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (5)
  2. Police officer (5)
  3. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  4. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  5. Mining engineering technician (5)
  6. Labour law expert (4)
  7. Colourist (4)
  8. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (4)
  9. Notary public (4)
  10. Cabin steward (4)
  11. Public finance accountant (3)
  12. Debt-collector (3)
  13. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (3)
  14. Forest expert (3)
  15. Pressure vessel installer (3)
  16. Security systems professional (3)
  17. Shoemaker /Cobbler (3)
  18. Toolmaker (3)
  19. Owner of a dance school (3)
  20. Forester (3)
  21. Blasting contractor (3)
  22. Photographer / Photography (3)
  23. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  24. Feldsher (2)
  25. Home economics teacher (2)
  26. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (2)
  27. Epoxide worker (2)
  28. Geographical engineer (2)
  29. Gas engineer (2)
  30. Mathematical applications expert (2)
  31. Fire officer (2)
  32. Ship's Pilot (2)
  33. Boatmaster (2)
  34. Mobile Offshore Unit related professions (2)
  35. Orthopaedic shoemaker (2)
  36. Natural health practitioner (2)
  37. Geotechnical engineer (2)
  38. Watchmaker/repairer (2)
  39. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  40. Technician working with styrene (2)
  41. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (2)
  42. Landscape gardener/gardening (2)
  43. Animal keeper (2)
  44. Insolvency practitioner (2)
  45. Animal experimentation technician (1)
  46. Helicopter pilot (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. Acupuncturist (1)
  3. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (1)
  4. Legal advisor (1)
  5. Driving test examiner (1)
  6. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  7. Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner (1)
  8. Plastics processing (1)
  9. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (1)
  10. Shipbuilding (1)
  11. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  12. Mediator (1)
  13. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (1)
  14. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  15. Judicial technical expert (1)
  16. Safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods (1)
  17. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  18. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (1)
  19. Vehicle inspector (1)
  20. Lifeboat commander (1)
  21. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  22. Florist /Floristry (1)
  23. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  24. Upholsterer (1)
  25. Assistant teacher (1)
  26. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  27. Food inspector (1)
  28. Water service manager (1)
  29. Judge (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.