ISCO-08 code



Professionals increase the existing stock of knowledge; apply scientific or artistic concepts and theories; teach about the foregoing in a systematic manner; or engage in any combination of these activities. Competent performance in most occupations in this major group requires skills at the fourth ISCO skill level.
Tasks performed by professionals usually include: conducting analysis and  research, and developing concepts, theories and operational methods; advising on or applying existing knowledge related to physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology, life sciences, medical and health services, social sciences and humanities; teaching the theory and practice of one or more disciplines at different educational levels; teaching and educating persons with learning difficulties or special needs;  providing various business, legal and social services; creating and performing works of art; providing spiritual guidance; preparing scientific papers and reports. Supervision of other workers may be included.
Occupations in this major group are classified into the following sub-major groups:
21 Science and Engineering Professionals
22 Health Professionals
23 Teaching Professionals
24 Business and Administration Professionals
25 Information and Communications Technology Professionals
26 Legal, Social and Cultural Professionals

Narrower ISCO groups

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