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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 (67650)
  2. Nurse (64694)
  3. Secondary school teacher (60987)
  4. Physiotherapist (20518)
  5. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (13660)
  6. Second level nurse (12328)
  7. Primary school teacher (12278)
  8. Dental Practitioner (11940)
  9. Veterinary Surgeon (8673)
  10. Pharmacist (7606)
  11. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (7473)
  12. Social worker (6597)
  13. Architect (4910)
  14. Midwife (3700)
  15. Psychologist (3573)
  16. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (3412)
  17. Engineer (2904)
  18. Mason /Bricklayer (2810)
  19. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (2755)
  20. Occupational therapist (2592)
  21. Civil engineer (2516)
  22. Speech and language therapist (2432)
  23. Painter-decorator (2323)
  24. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (2237)
  25. Joiner/Carpenter (1993)
  26. Optician (Dispensing optician) (1771)
  27. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (1677)
  28. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (1651)
  29. Child care worker (1544)
  30. Master builder (1542)
  31. Fork lift truck operator (1417)
  32. Plasterer (1392)
  33. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (1340)
  34. Tiler (1322)
  35. Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine (1264)
  36. Driving instructor (1198)
  37. Auditor/ Accountant (1195)
  38. Dietician (1193)
  39. Building insulator / Building insulation (1187)
  40. Plumber (1160)
  41. Building engineer (1131)
  42. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1116)
  43. Sports instructor (1086)
  44. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (1071)
  45. Other health professionals (1051)
  46. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (1023)
  47. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (970)
  48. Psychomotor therapist (967)
  49. Surveyor (890)
  50. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (825)
  1. Dental technician (821)
  2. Security guard / Warden (796)
  3. Dental hygienist (752)
  4. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (746)
  5. Industrial engineer (739)
  6. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (736)
  7. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (702)
  8. Ship's Deck officer class IV / 3rd mate (685)
  9. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (664)
  10. Marine engineering officer class IV (646)
  11. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (615)
  12. Mechanical engineer (588)
  13. Insurance underwriter (579)
  14. Associate engineer (572)
  15. Taxi driver /Mini-Cab driver / Van driver (561)
  16. Accountant/ Tax advisor (551)
  17. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (542)
  18. Information systems engineer (529)
  19. Ship's cook (528)
  20. Electrical engineer (507)
  21. Diver (506)
  22. University teacher/professor (491)
  23. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (489)
  24. Airline pilot (487)
  25. Repair of motor vehicles (436)
  26. Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment (421)
  27. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (394)
  28. Building contractor (388)
  29. Chiropractor (370)
  30. Deck officer class I fishing vessel (366)
  31. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (360)
  32. Mining supervisor/ deputy (358)
  33. Locksmith (349)
  34. Psychotherapist (342)
  35. Fisherman (341)
  36. Insurance broker (331)
  37. Welder / steel worker (327)
  38. Tourist guide (312)
  39. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (296)
  40. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (293)
  41. Electronic telecommunications engineer (284)
  42. Gas technician (283)
  43. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (281)
  44. Marine engineering officer class I (277)
  45. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (269)
  46. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (265)
  47. Veterinary nurse (245)
  48. Crane operator (238)
  49. Nursery nurse (231)
  50. Road haulier (229)
  1. Junior architect (213)
  2. Chemist (213)
  3. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (212)
  4. Marine engineering officer class II (209)
  5. Landscape architect / designer (198)
  6. Employment officer (190)
  7. Engine maintenance/repair (181)
  8. Mining engineer (176)
  9. Car mechanic (176)
  10. Arts therapist in the health service (174)
  11. Special needs teacher (168)
  12. Ski instructor (167)
  13. Clinical physicist (166)
  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 (148)
  20. Music teacher (142)
  21. Bicycle/moped repairer (139)
  22. Translator/Interpreter (136)
  23. Building site coordinator (135)
  24. Metal caster / Foundry worker (134)
  25. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (133)
  26. Economist (127)
  27. Floor layer (125)
  28. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (123)
  29. Shotfirer (123)
  30. Surgical assistant (123)
  31. Actuary (119)
  32. Ship's electrician (117)
  33. Baker/Pastry maker (115)
  34. Roofer / Roofing (115)
  35. Bio-medical analyst (113)
  36. Gas installer /repairer (112)
  37. Biologist (112)
  38. Environmental health officer (110)
  39. Corporate lawyer (109)
  40. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (107)
  41. Telecommunications engineer (104)
  42. Land surveyor (103)
  43. Geologist (102)
  44. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (101)
  45. Travel agent (101)
  46. Health and Safety Officer (100)
  47. Scaffolder (99)
  48. Tour manager (98)
  49. Machinery operator (98)
  50. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (97)
  1. Medical representative (91)
  2. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (90)
  3. Architectural Technologist (89)
  4. Draughtsman (89)
  5. Interior designer-architect (86)
  6. Aeronautical engineer (84)
  7. Researcher (83)
  8. Marine engineering officer class III (82)
  9. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (80)
  10. Laboratory Manager/Director (80)
  11. Medical secretary (77)
  12. Health care technician (76)
  13. Dental health secretary (75)
  14. Librarian (74)
  15. Orthoptist (74)
  16. Manicurist (73)
  17. Firefighter (68)
  18. Dental therapist (68)
  19. Well sinker (61)
  20. Electrical Technician (61)
  21. Manpower supply agent (60)
  22. Private detective (60)
  23. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (59)
  24. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (59)
  25. Train driver (59)
  26. Doctor's surgery assistant (58)
  27. Physicist (58)
  28. Naval architect (56)
  29. Marine engineer (56)
  30. Forest engineer (55)
  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. Aircraft technician (51)
  37. Osteopath (51)
  38. Mining mechanic (50)
  39. Armed forces personnel (49)
  40. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (48)
  41. Wooden furniture maker (47)
  42. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (47)
  43. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  44. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  45. Wholesale intermediary (44)
  46. Ecclesiastical professions (42)
  47. Civil servant (42)
  48. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (41)
  49. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (40)
  50. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  1. Assistant lecturer (39)
  2. Butcher / Butchery (38)
  3. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (38)
  4. Adult education teacher (36)
  5. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  6. Diving instructor (33)
  7. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (33)
  8. Communications electronics (32)
  9. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (32)
  10. Textile expert (31)
  11. Gardener (31)
  12. Ship's mecanic (30)
  13. Quantity surveyor (29)
  14. Electromechanical engineer (28)
  15. Fertiliser sample expert (28)
  16. Bridge / Road Supervisor (27)
  17. Road Passenger Carrier (27)
  18. Laboratory assistant (26)
  19. Civil and environmental engineer (26)
  20. Commodity broker (26)
  21. Property management professions (25)
  22. Road/Street Works professions (23)
  23. Telecommunications-electronics installer (23)
  24. Trustee (22)
  25. Financial advisor (21)
  26. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (20)
  27. Electronic technician (20)
  28. Cook (20)
  29. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (19)
  30. Clinical psychologist (19)
  31. Production and management engineer (19)
  32. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (19)
  33. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (19)
  34. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (18)
  35. Archeologist (18)
  36. Artificial inseminator (18)
  37. Mining manager (17)
  38. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (17)
  39. Electrical draughtsman (17)
  40. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (16)
  41. Valuation surveyor (16)
  42. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (15)
  43. Perfusionist (15)
  44. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (14)
  45. Navigational watch (14)
  46. Asbestos removal expert (13)
  47. Museum director/Curator (13)
  48. Environmental engineer (12)
  49. Loader (12)
  50. Fire prevention/protection officer (12)
  1. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (12)
  2. Child psychotherapist (11)
  3. Banker (11)
  4. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (11)
  5. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (11)
  6. Broker/Stockbroker (11)
  7. Journalist (11)
  8. Chimney sweep (10)
  9. Community health officer (10)
  10. Radiation protection officer (medical) (9)
  11. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (9)
  12. Car technician (9)
  13. Metal design/Surface engineering (9)
  14. Food technologist / chemist (9)
  15. Mining safety/ rescue professions (9)
  16. Tour Operator (8)
  17. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (8)
  18. Chartered technician (8)
  19. Pedagogue-Counsellor (8)
  20. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (8)
  21. Waiter / Waiting (8)
  22. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (8)
  23. Funeral undertaker (7)
  24. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  25. Informatics technician (7)
  26. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (7)
  27. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (7)
  28. Inland navigation professions (7)
  29. Marine engineering technician (7)
  30. Auctioneer (6)
  31. Energy engineer (6)
  32. Mining surveyor (6)
  33. Wheelwright (6)
  34. Investment provider/advisor (6)
  35. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (6)
  36. Printer (5)
  37. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  38. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (5)
  39. Ship's Deck officer class III / 2nd mate (5)
  40. Health inspector (5)
  41. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  42. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (5)
  43. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  44. Assistant prosector (5)
  45. Mining engineering technician (5)
  46. Blasting technician (5)
  47. Druggist (5)
  48. Oenologist (5)
  49. Ship's Deck officer (inshore shipping) (5)
  50. Art teacher (5)
  1. Colourist (4)
  2. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (4)
  3. Labour law expert (4)
  4. Cabin steward (4)
  5. Notary public (4)
  6. Shoemaker /Cobbler (3)
  7. Blasting contractor (3)
  8. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (3)
  9. Security systems professional (3)
  10. Pressure vessel installer (3)
  11. Toolmaker (3)
  12. Forest expert (3)
  13. Debt-collector (3)
  14. Forester (3)
  15. Gambling and betting professions (3)
  16. Owner of a dance school (3)
  17. Public finance accountant (3)
  18. Mobile Offshore Unit related professions (2)
  19. Geotechnical engineer (2)
  20. Insolvency practitioner (2)
  21. Mathematical applications expert (2)
  22. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (2)
  23. Orthopaedic shoemaker (2)
  24. Home economics teacher (2)
  25. Epoxide worker (2)
  26. Feldsher (2)
  27. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  28. Landscape gardener/gardening (2)
  29. Watchmaker/repairer (2)
  30. Ship's Pilot (2)
  31. Gas engineer (2)
  32. Technician working with styrene (2)
  33. Fire officer (2)
  34. Natural health practitioner (2)
  35. Animal keeper (2)
  36. Geographical engineer (2)
  37. Boatmaster (2)
  38. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  39. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (2)
  40. Judicial technical expert (1)
  41. Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  42. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (1)
  43. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (1)
  44. Florist /Floristry (1)
  45. Helicopter pilot (1)
  46. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  47. Fireworks technician (1)
  48. Measurement and control technologist (1)
  49. Upholsterer (1)
  50. Vehicle inspector (1)
  1. Arbitrator (1)
  2. Shipbuilding (1)
  3. Lifeboat commander (1)
  4. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (1)
  5. Marketing consultant (1)
  6. Mediator (1)
  7. Animal experimentation technician (1)
  8. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  9. Water service manager (1)
  10. Driving test examiner (1)
  11. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  12. Acupuncturist (1)
  13. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  14. Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional (1)
  15. Judge (1)
  16. Company first aid officer (1)
  17. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  18. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  19. Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner (1)
  20. Plastics processing (1)
  21. Legal advisor (1)
  22. Food inspector (1)
  23. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (1)
  24. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (1)
  25. Assistant teacher (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.