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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 (71252)
  2. Nurse (65916)
  3. Secondary school teacher (61629)
  4. Physiotherapist (20927)
  5. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (13660)
  6. Dental Practitioner (12994)
  7. Second level nurse (12618)
  8. Primary school teacher (12343)
  9. Veterinary Surgeon (8716)
  10. Pharmacist (7703)
  11. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (7527)
  12. Social worker (6640)
  13. Architect (4931)
  14. Midwife (3764)
  15. Psychologist (3590)
  16. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (3498)
  17. Engineer (3064)
  18. Mason /Bricklayer (3060)
  19. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (2781)
  20. Occupational therapist (2604)
  21. Civil engineer (2603)
  22. Painter-decorator (2535)
  23. Speech and language therapist (2461)
  24. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (2356)
  25. Joiner/Carpenter (2192)
  26. Optician (Dispensing optician) (1817)
  27. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (1757)
  28. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (1717)
  29. Plasterer (1580)
  30. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (1564)
  31. Child care worker (1558)
  32. Master builder (1542)
  33. Tiler (1488)
  34. Fork lift truck operator (1417)
  35. Sports instructor (1366)
  36. Building insulator / Building insulation (1362)
  37. Plumber (1322)
  38. Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine (1264)
  39. Dietician (1245)
  40. Auditor/ Accountant (1230)
  41. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (1211)
  42. Driving instructor (1199)
  43. Building engineer (1138)
  44. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1129)
  45. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (1112)
  46. Other health professionals (1051)
  47. Psychomotor therapist (998)
  48. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (970)
  49. Surveyor (897)
  50. Dental technician (870)
  1. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (850)
  2. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (838)
  3. Security guard / Warden (796)
  4. Dental hygienist (783)
  5. Industrial engineer (769)
  6. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (736)
  7. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (702)
  8. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (697)
  9. Ship's Deck officer class IV / 3rd mate (685)
  10. Marine engineering officer class IV (646)
  11. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (615)
  12. Insurance underwriter (609)
  13. Accountant/ Tax advisor (593)
  14. Mechanical engineer (588)
  15. Associate engineer (572)
  16. Taxi driver /Mini-Cab driver / Van driver (562)
  17. University teacher/professor (545)
  18. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (544)
  19. Information systems engineer (530)
  20. Ship's cook (528)
  21. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (516)
  22. Diver (513)
  23. Electrical engineer (507)
  24. Building contractor (493)
  25. Airline pilot (487)
  26. Repair of motor vehicles (483)
  27. Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment (445)
  28. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (439)
  29. Deck officer class I fishing vessel (392)
  30. Chiropractor (370)
  31. Mining supervisor/ deputy (361)
  32. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (360)
  33. Insurance broker (352)
  34. Locksmith (351)
  35. Psychotherapist (342)
  36. Fisherman (341)
  37. Welder / steel worker (327)
  38. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (319)
  39. Tourist guide (312)
  40. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (307)
  41. Electronic telecommunications engineer (284)
  42. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (284)
  43. Gas technician (283)
  44. Marine engineering officer class I (277)
  45. Translator/Interpreter (270)
  46. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (269)
  47. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (268)
  48. Veterinary nurse (245)
  49. Crane operator (238)
  50. Nursery nurse (231)
  1. Road haulier (229)
  2. Chemist (224)
  3. Ski instructor (216)
  4. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (216)
  5. Junior architect (213)
  6. Marine engineering officer class II (209)
  7. Economist (205)
  8. Landscape architect / designer (198)
  9. Employment officer (191)
  10. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (189)
  11. Clinical physicist (188)
  12. Special needs teacher (187)
  13. Engine maintenance/repair (183)
  14. Car mechanic (180)
  15. Arts therapist in the health service (178)
  16. Mining engineer (176)
  17. Music teacher (154)
  18. Land Appraiser (152)
  19. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways (150)
  20. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (150)
  21. Bicycle/moped repairer (150)
  22. Sailor (150)
  23. Chemical engineer (149)
  24. Metal caster / Foundry worker (135)
  25. Building site coordinator (135)
  26. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (134)
  27. Floor layer (126)
  28. Baker/Pastry maker (124)
  29. Biologist (124)
  30. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (123)
  31. Surgical assistant (123)
  32. Shotfirer (123)
  33. Actuary (120)
  34. Ship's electrician (117)
  35. Roofer / Roofing (115)
  36. Bio-medical analyst (113)
  37. Travel agent (111)
  38. Environmental health officer (110)
  39. Corporate lawyer (109)
  40. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (107)
  41. Architectural Technologist (106)
  42. Telecommunications engineer (104)
  43. Geologist (103)
  44. Land surveyor (103)
  45. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (103)
  46. Gas installer /repairer (101)
  47. Health and Safety Officer (101)
  48. Scaffolder (99)
  49. Machinery operator (98)
  50. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (97)
  1. Medical representative (91)
  2. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (90)
  3. Draughtsman (89)
  4. Interior designer-architect (86)
  5. Health care technician (85)
  6. Aeronautical engineer (84)
  7. Researcher (83)
  8. Marine engineering officer class III (82)
  9. Laboratory Manager/Director (80)
  10. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (80)
  11. Medical secretary (77)
  12. Orthoptist (77)
  13. Dental health secretary (75)
  14. Librarian (74)
  15. Manicurist (73)
  16. Doctor's surgery assistant (72)
  17. Firefighter (71)
  18. Dental therapist (68)
  19. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (67)
  20. Electrical Technician (61)
  21. Well sinker (61)
  22. Private detective (60)
  23. Manpower supply agent (60)
  24. Tour manager (59)
  25. Train driver (59)
  26. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (59)
  27. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (59)
  28. Physicist (58)
  29. Marine engineer (58)
  30. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (57)
  31. Forest engineer (56)
  32. Naval architect (56)
  33. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (54)
  34. Management consultant (54)
  35. Mechatronics (52)
  36. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (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. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (47)
  43. Wooden furniture maker (47)
  44. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  45. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  46. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (45)
  47. Ecclesiastical professions (44)
  48. Wholesale intermediary (44)
  49. Civil servant (42)
  50. Adult education teacher (42)
  1. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  2. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (40)
  3. Assistant lecturer (39)
  4. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (39)
  5. Butcher / Butchery (39)
  6. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  7. Textile expert (34)
  8. Diving instructor (33)
  9. Communications electronics (32)
  10. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (32)
  11. Gardener (31)
  12. Clinical psychologist (31)
  13. Civil and environmental engineer (31)
  14. Ship's mecanic (30)
  15. Laboratory assistant (30)
  16. Quantity surveyor (29)
  17. Fertiliser sample expert (28)
  18. Electromechanical engineer (28)
  19. Bridge / Road Supervisor (27)
  20. Road Passenger Carrier (27)
  21. Commodity broker (26)
  22. Property management professions (25)
  23. Telecommunications-electronics installer (23)
  24. Road/Street Works professions (23)
  25. Trustee (22)
  26. Financial advisor (21)
  27. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (20)
  28. Electronic technician (20)
  29. Cook (20)
  30. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (20)
  31. Production and management engineer (19)
  32. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (19)
  33. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (19)
  34. Arbitrator (19)
  35. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (18)
  36. Archeologist (18)
  37. Artificial inseminator (18)
  38. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (17)
  39. Electrical draughtsman (17)
  40. Mining manager (17)
  41. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (16)
  42. Valuation surveyor (16)
  43. Journalist (15)
  44. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (15)
  45. Perfusionist (15)
  46. Navigational watch (14)
  47. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (14)
  48. Asbestos removal expert (13)
  49. Museum director/Curator (13)
  50. Pedagogue-Counsellor (12)
  1. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (12)
  2. Fire prevention/protection officer (12)
  3. Environmental engineer (12)
  4. Loader (12)
  5. Food technologist / chemist (11)
  6. Child psychotherapist (11)
  7. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (11)
  8. Chimney sweep (11)
  9. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (11)
  10. Banker (11)
  11. Broker/Stockbroker (11)
  12. Community health officer (10)
  13. Metal design/Surface engineering (9)
  14. Car technician (9)
  15. Radiation protection officer (medical) (9)
  16. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (9)
  17. Mining safety/ rescue professions (9)
  18. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (8)
  19. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (8)
  20. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (8)
  21. Chartered technician (8)
  22. Waiter / Waiting (8)
  23. Tour Operator (8)
  24. Funeral undertaker (8)
  25. Energy engineer (8)
  26. Informatics technician (7)
  27. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  28. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (7)
  29. Inland navigation professions (7)
  30. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (7)
  31. Marine engineering technician (7)
  32. Art teacher (6)
  33. Assistant prosector (6)
  34. Mining surveyor (6)
  35. Wheelwright (6)
  36. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (6)
  37. Auctioneer (6)
  38. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (6)
  39. Labour law expert (6)
  40. Investment provider/advisor (6)
  41. Printer (5)
  42. Druggist (5)
  43. Mining engineering technician (5)
  44. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  45. Notary public (5)
  46. Ship's Deck officer (inshore shipping) (5)
  47. Oenologist (5)
  48. Health inspector (5)
  49. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  50. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  1. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  2. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (5)
  3. Blasting technician (5)
  4. Ship's Deck officer class III / 2nd mate (5)
  5. Cabin steward (4)
  6. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (4)
  7. Toolmaker (4)
  8. Gas engineer (4)
  9. Colourist (4)
  10. Shoemaker /Cobbler (3)
  11. Pressure vessel installer (3)
  12. Gambling and betting professions (3)
  13. Forest expert (3)
  14. Public finance accountant (3)
  15. Security systems professional (3)
  16. Forester (3)
  17. Debt-collector (3)
  18. Blasting contractor (3)
  19. Owner of a dance school (3)
  20. Landscape gardener/gardening (2)
  21. Epoxide worker (2)
  22. Feldsher (2)
  23. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (2)
  24. Orthopaedic shoemaker (2)
  25. Fire officer (2)
  26. Geotechnical engineer (2)
  27. Animal keeper (2)
  28. Geographical engineer (2)
  29. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (2)
  30. Boatmaster (2)
  31. Home economics teacher (2)
  32. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  33. Mathematical applications expert (2)
  34. Customs officer/agent (2)
  35. Mobile Offshore Unit related professions (2)
  36. Watchmaker/repairer (2)
  37. Water service manager (2)
  38. Ship's Pilot (2)
  39. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  40. Natural health practitioner (2)
  41. Technician working with styrene (2)
  42. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (2)
  43. Insolvency practitioner (2)
  44. Helicopter pilot (1)
  45. Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  46. Mediator (1)
  47. Acupuncturist (1)
  48. Environmental consultant/ Environmental assessor/ Environmental auditor (1)
  49. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  50. Company first aid officer (1)
  1. Measurement and control technologist (1)
  2. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  3. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  4. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  5. Animal experimentation technician (1)
  6. Fireworks technician (1)
  7. Upholsterer (1)
  8. Vehicle inspector (1)
  9. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  10. Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner (1)
  11. Driving test examiner (1)
  12. Shipbuilding (1)
  13. Lifeboat commander (1)
  14. Judicial technical expert (1)
  15. Meteorologist (1)
  16. Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional (1)
  17. Marketing consultant (1)
  18. Food inspector (1)
  19. Plastics processing (1)
  20. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (1)
  21. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (1)
  22. Legal advisor (1)
  23. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (1)
  24. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  25. Florist /Floristry (1)
  26. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  27. Assistant teacher (1)
  28. 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.