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Generic name of professions in this database

The generic names of professions are headings under which the regulated professions in the respective countries are grouped together.

For example: The following regulated professions are grouped together under the generic name of "Tourist Guide":

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The only authentic name of a regulated profession is that of the language of the country in which the profession is regulated. Any translation of this title on this website is purely indicative.

The generic professions aim to give an indication about the general scope of activities of the regulated professions and to help find regulated professions which are listed in the language of the country in which they are regulated. However, Member States are free to choose under which generic heading they insert their regulated professions and no assessment has been made of the areas of activity covered by each generic profession, therefore:

The search is made using the name of the profession (generic heading) in the language used to navigate this site.Therefore, if using the English version of this web site, the search will be made using the English name of the profession.
 
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Generic name of profession Number of regulated professions
Accountant/ Tax advisor 42
Accounting technician 2
Actuary 8
Acupuncturist 2
Adult education teacher 7
Aeronautical engineer 5
Aesthetician/ Beauty care services 23
Agricultural expert/technician 19
Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair 6
Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert 6
Agronomist / agricultural engineer 7
Agronomist-technician 1
Air accident investigator 2
Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment 39
Air flight navigator 5
Air flight professions not elsewhere classified 28
Air traffic controller 17
Aircraft technician 16
Airline pilot 33
Airport fire officer / airport firefighter 2
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counsellor 2
Animal experimentation technician 8
Animal keeper 11
Animal organ transplantation 1
Animal trainer 2
Arbitrator 3
Archeologist 8
Architect 51
Architectural Technologist 6
Archivist 11
Armed forces personnel 9
Art teacher 6
Artificial inseminator 14
Arts and entertainment professions 16
Arts therapist in the health service 2
Asbestos removal expert 5
Assistant forester 1
Assistant in animal care 4
Assistant lecturer 1
Assistant prosector 3
Assistant teacher 4
Associate engineer 2
Auctioneer 7
Auditor (other than financial) 10
Average adjuster 1
Aviation Radio operator 3
Baker/Pastry maker 16
Balloon pilot 6
Banker 2
Barrelmaker /Master cooper 2
Beekeeper 1
Bicycle/moped repairer 3
Bio-medical analyst 5
Biochemist 4
Biologist 10
Biotechnologist 1
Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing 8
Blasting contractor 3
Blasting technician 6
Boat-handling instructor (sea and inland) 1
Boatman (skilled) / Waterman 3
Boatmaster 13
Boilermaking 3
Bookbinder 4
Brewer/Beer and malt producer 3
Bridge / Road Supervisor 5
Broker/Stockbroker 1
Building contractor 15
Building engineer 19
Building insulator / Building insulation 8
Building site coordinator 6
Building site mechanic 4
Building surveyor 2
Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver 7
Butcher / Butchery 21
Cabin steward 3
Cable transport safety technician 1
Captain (lakeland/inland shipping/navigation) 10
Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) 6
Captain, merchant marine (ocean shipping) 6
Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter 15
Car mechanic 12
Car technician 4
Car, taxi and van drivers 22
Cardiopneumographic technician 1
Cattle Trader 1
Chartered Scientist 1
Chartered secretary 1
Chartered technician 1
Chemical engineer 5
Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work 4
Chemist 10
Chief engineer class I fishing vessel 5
Chief mechanic, merchant marine 3
Child care worker 26
Child psychotherapist 2
Child supervisor 5
Chimney sweep 14
Chiropodist (podiatrist) 24
Chiropractor 14
Civil Protection officer / Emergency services officer 3
Civil and environmental engineer 1
Civil engineer 29
Civil servant 0
Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings 2
Clinical psychologist 8
Coach/Trainer 18
Colourist 3
Commercial agent 1
Commodity broker 0
Communications electronics 2
Community health officer 2
Community worker 1
Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker 4
Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator 29
Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways 16
Consulting engineer 3
Conveyancer 2
Cook 4
Coordinator of procurement and transplantation of cells, tissues and organs 1
Corporate lawyer 1
Court administrator 6
Crane Technician 1
Crane operator 35
Credit broker 1
Customs officer/agent 8
Dance teacher 9
Data processing/ cataloguing data 2
Death care industry professions 5
Debt-collector 2
Deck officer and engineer class V, fishing fleet 0
Deck officer and engineer class VI, fishing fleet 1
Deck officer class I fishing vessel 2
Deck officer class II fishing vessel 5
Deck officer class III fishing vessel 1
Deck officer class IV fishing fleet 0
Deck officer second hand fishing fleet 2
Deep-sea fishing vessel skipper 2
Defectologist in the health sector 1
Dental Practitioner 94
Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse 17
Dental health secretary 1
Dental hygienist 22
Dental technician 34
Dental therapist 4
Dermatologist 1
Dietician 28
Director of artificial insemination centre 1
Diver 26
Diving instructor 4
Doctor of Medicine 1474
Doctor's surgery assistant 2
Domestic livestock trading professions 1
Doorman 4
Draughtsman 1
Driving instructor 46
Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager 15
Driving test examiner 9
Drone pilot 1
Druggist 5
EU aviation security programme validator 1
Ecclesiastical professions 4
Economist 6
Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering 6
Electrical Technician 6
Electrical and computer (technology) engineer 2
Electrical draughtsman 3
Electrical engineer 6
Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer 13
Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician 26
Electricity equipment and installation inspector 4
Electricity power plant staff 7
Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager 8
Electromechanical engineer 4
Electronic engineering and Computer systems technician 1
Electronic technician 8
Electronic telecommunications engineer 4
Emergency alarm system officer 3
Emergency rescue personnel 3
Employment officer 2
Energy engineer 11
Energy professions not elsewhere classified 23
Engine maintenance/repair 2
Engine operator class I, II, III 14
Engineer 13
Engineer class IV, fishing fleet 0
Engineer fishing fleet 1
Engineer not elsewhere classified 4
Engineer officer class III (fu) fishing fleet 1
Engineer, First class, merchant marine 2
Engineer, class II, merchant marine 1
Engraver 3
Environmental consultant/ Environmental assessor/ Environmental auditor 12
Environmental engineer 4
Environmental health officer 14
Epoxide worker 2
Excavator operator 7
Explosives Manager in mines 3
Explosives experts 14
Farm Manager/Forestry manager 2
Farmer of genetically modified crops 1
Feldsher 1
Fertiliser sample expert 1
Financial advisor 6
Financial broker/Financial intermediary 10
Fire officer 8
Fire prevention/protection officer 19
Firefighter 12
Fireworks technician 7
Fisheries expert 6
Fisherman 14
Fishmonger 1
Floor layer 8
Florist /Floristry 2
Food inspector 6
Food technologist / chemist 7
Forest engineer 6
Forest expert 8
Forest ranger 3
Forest sapper 1
Forest wood management /Logging 0
Forester 1
Forestry planning (roads, transport,..) 2
Fork lift truck operator 24
Forwarding agent / Haulage services 7
Funeral undertaker 11
Furrier/Manufacture/r of Leather clothes/Tanner 5
Galvanizing/ Enamelling 5
Gambling and betting professions 1
Gamekeeper 2
Gardener 2
Gas engineer 6
Gas installer /repairer 13
Gas technician 15
Geographer 1
Geographical engineer 3
Geologist 16
Geotechnical engineer 3
Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged 2
Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus 14
Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller 9
Graphic designer 2
Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader 12
Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker 16
Handling of dangerous chemicals, biological agents and toxins 3
Harbour pilot 5
Headmaster / School Director 17
Health and Safety Officer 20
Health care technician 3
Health inspector 7
Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician 21
Heating installation technician 1
Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver for dangerous goods 6
Heavy Goods vehicle standards officer 1
Helicopter pilot 4
Home economics teacher 2
Horseback riding therapy professions 2
Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites 6
Housing expert 3
Hunter (professional ) 4
Industrial engineer 21
Informatics technician 7
Information systems engineer 6
Inland navigation professions 48
Inshore fishing vessel skipper 8
Insolvency practitioner 11
Inspector of weights and measures 4
Installation and dismantling specialist for controlled substances 10
Installer of low-voltage photovoltaic systems 1
Insurance and reinsurance intermediaries 11
Insurance underwriter 2
Interior designer-architect 9
Intermediary for purchase/sale/hire of vessels 1
Investment provider/advisor 3
Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis 1
Jewellery making and cutting of precious stones 1
Joiner/Carpenter 18
Journalist 2
Judicial technical expert 3
Junior architect 4
Keeper of public records 3
Kennel manager 1
Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher 41
Laboratory Manager/Director 4
Laboratory assistant 16
Labour law expert 3
Land Appraiser 3
Land surveyor 15
Landscape architect / designer 12
Landscape gardener/gardening 3
Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing 6
Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor 42
Legal advisor 12
Librarian 14
Lifeboat crew 1
Lifeboat mechanic 1
Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician 18
Loader 4
Local fishing vessel skipper 2
Locksmith 7
Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver 9
Loss adjuster 2
Machinery operator 27
Management consultant 1
Manager (not elsewhere classified) 4
Manager of animal breeding programmes 8
Manager of boat-handling school (sea and inland) 1
Manager of livestock-breeding establishment (non domestic animals) 2
Manager of protected area 1
Manpower supply agent 1
Manufacture / Processing / Import of dangerous chemicals 2
Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments 5
Manufacture of cosmetic products 1
Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen 1
Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) 1
Manufacture of plant equipment (mines,iron & steel foundries, construction industry) and mechanical handling equipment 5
Manufacture, handling and trade of security materials 1
Marine Electro Automation Officer 1
Marine engineer 7
Marine engineering officer class I 9
Marine engineering officer class II 8
Marine engineering officer class III 5
Marine engineering officer class IV 4
Maritime mediator 1
Marketing consultant 2
Mason /Bricklayer 11
Mass media and communications specialist 5
Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist 20
Master builder 19
Mathematical applications expert 2
Measurement and control technologist 9
Mechanic, merchant marine 1
Mechanical engineer 6
Mechatronics 1
Mediator 7
Medical physicist 11
Medical representative 1
Medical secretary 2
Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician 36
Metal caster / Foundry worker 13
Metal design/Surface engineering 7
Meteorologist 2
Midwife 33
Miller / Milling 4
Minerals surveyor 1
Mining and metallurgy expert 4
Mining electrician 6
Mining engineer 13
Mining engineering technician 4
Mining manager 28
Mining mechanic 10
Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) 8
Mining safety/ rescue professions 12
Mining supervisor/ deputy 10
Mining surveyor 4
Mobile Offshore Unit related professions 9
Model builder (Wooden/Architectural)/ Model joiner 3
Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer 5
Mountain sport instructor 1
Museum Worker 13
Museum director/Curator 3
Mushroom expert 3
Music teacher 11
Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer 10
National auditor in the field of aviation security 1
National park guide 5
Natural health practitioner 5
Nature protection worker 1
Naval architect 2
Navigational watch 4
Neurophysiology technician 3
Notary public 3
Nuclear Inspector 1
Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified 24
Nuclear medicine technician 2
Nuclear plant manager 18
Nuclear technician 38
Nurse 108
Nursery nurse 5
Nursing Assistants and Health Care Assistants 35
Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist 8
Occupational hygienist 3
Occupational therapist 29
Oenologist 1
Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch 7
Operators of taxi services, car rentals with drivers and collective taxis 0
Optician (Dispensing optician) 20
Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) 15
Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools 3
Organist 1
Orthopaedic shoemaker 8
Orthoptist 17
Osteopath 9
Other health professionals 52
Owner of a dance school 1
Painter-decorator 18
Paralegal 1
Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals 21
Patent Agent / Trademark agent 23
Pedagogue-Counsellor 13
Perfusionist 3
Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products 11
Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor 17
Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants 3
Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant 24
Pharmacist 67
Photographer / Photography 4
Physicist 2
Physiotherapist 37
Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner 10
Plant expert 2
Plasterer 8
Plastics processing 1
Plumber 11
Police officer 7
Port worker 1
Potholing guide 1
Potter / Ceramist /Ceramicist 3
Precious metals tester 1
Pressure vessel installer 5
Primary school teacher 42
Printer 7
Private detective 17
Probation Officer 2
Processing of milk and dairy products 5
Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs 5
Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons 2
Production and management engineer 1
Production and processing of wines, spirits and other alcoholic substances 4
Professional parachutist 2
Professional services managers 3
Professions in the field of waste management and disposal 10
Property management professions 4
Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker 31
Psychologist 36
Psychomotor therapist 4
Psychotherapist 20
Pyrotechnian / Manufacture and/or trade in pyrotechnical articles 13
Quantity surveyor 4
Radiation protection officer (medical) 2
Radio communication professions 4
Radio protection officer (non-medical) 6
Radio technician 2
Radiographer / Radiotherapist 32
Rafting guide 1
Railway brakers, signallers and shunters 14
Railway carriage inspector 3
Railway professions not elsewhere classified 20
Railway station master 3
Raising of livestock/poultry/rabbits/fur-bearing animals 3
Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director 20
Recruitment Agency Manager (private) 1
Refrigeration technician 5
Repair of motor vehicles 21
Researcher 3
Responsible of a laboratory animal centre 3
Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser 6
Road Passenger Carrier 4
Road haulier 9
Road safety professions not elsewhere classified 9
Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere 3
Road transport manager 11
Road/Street Works professions 19
Roofer / Roofing 11
Rope/Net Maker/Repairer 2
Rubber and/or Asbestos processing /Tyre repair 4
Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories 5
Safety advisor for the transport of dangerous goods 9
Sailor 76
Sales manager plant protection and/or pest control products/Pesticide purchaser 4
Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified 1
Scaffolder 9
School inspector 1
Sculptor 5
Seafaring professions 8
Second engineer class II, fishing vessel 2
Secondary school teacher 59
Securities broker 2
Security guard / Warden 56
Security instructor in the field of aviation security 2
Security screener (aviation security) 1
Security systems professional 9
Ship's Deck Rating 7
Ship's Deck officer (inshore shipping) 1
Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine 13
Ship's Deck officer class I 3
Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate 11
Ship's Deck officer class III / 2nd mate 3
Ship's Deck officer class IV / 3rd mate 4
Ship's Deck officer class V 2
Ship's Deckhand 5
Ship's Engine Rating 9
Ship's Executive Officer 9
Ship's Pilot 5
Ship's Radio officer, merchant marine 3
Ship's Radio operator, class II, merchant marine 5
Ship's cook 4
Ship's electrician 6
Ship's engineer/engineering watch/mechanic 12
Ship's mecanic 3
Shipbroker/Shipping Agent 2
Shipbuilding 2
Shoemaker /Cobbler 6
Shotfirer 10
Sign language interpreter 3
Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader 17
Ski instructor 9
Ski lift technician 11
Skipper, home trade 2
Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet 12
Social pedagogue-Counsellor 5
Social worker 64
Solariums/ beauty salon services 1
Special needs care worker 7
Special needs teacher 32
Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified 31
Specialist in the use of ionising radiation 4
Speech and language therapist 28
Sports instructor 86
Statutory auditor 30
Steel shipbuilding 1
Stonemason /Stonecutter 7
Stovemaker/Stove fitter 11
Surgical assistant 5
Surveyor 39
Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker 10
Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up 2
Taxidermist 2
Technical Designer 1
Technical equipment inspector 4
Technical expert for the quality of construction projects 18
Technician working with styrene 1
Telecommunications engineer 3
Telecommunications infrastructure planner 2
Telecommunications-electronics installer 8
Textile expert 9
Theatre promoter and developer 11
Tiler 9
Tinsmith/Coppersmith 7
Tobacco processing and manufacture of tobacco products 2
Toolmaker 4
Tour Operator 2
Tour manager 2
Tourist guide 13
Town planner / Town and Country Planner 19
Trade in medicinal products 3
Train driver 30
Train electrician 1
Train manager 5
Tram Driver 1
Translator/Interpreter 22
Travel agent 5
Trustee 4
Underground rail professions 1
University teacher/professor 11
Upholsterer 5
Valuation surveyor 9
Vehicle inspector 10
Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer 14
Veterinary Surgeon 32
Veterinary nurse 16
Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified 17
Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor 18
Waiter / Waiting 3
Watchmaker/repairer 8
Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional 6
Water service manager 3
Welder / steel worker 14
Well sinker 5
Wheelwright 1
Wholesale intermediary 2
Wine-taster 1
Wood turner /Sawer/ Wheelwright 6
Wooden boatbuilding 1
Wooden furniture maker 2
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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.

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