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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 (158863)
  2. Nurse (156468)
  3. Secondary school teacher (113230)
  4. Physiotherapist (44751)
  5. Dental Practitioner (29981)
  6. Electrician / Senior electrician /Specialised electrician (25538)
  7. Nursing Assistants and Health Care Assistants (23990)
  8. Primary school teacher (19833)
  9. Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor (17007)
  10. Veterinary Surgeon (16422)
  11. Architect (16134)
  12. Social worker (14625)
  13. Pharmacist (13527)
  14. Fork lift truck operator (10919)
  15. Kindergarten teacher/ Nursery school teacher/Preparatory school teacher (10912)
  16. Psychologist (9562)
  17. Midwife (8617)
  18. Occupational therapist (6674)
  19. Radiographer / Radiotherapist (6413)
  20. Statutory auditor (5855)
  21. Engineer (5834)
  22. Child care worker (5144)
  23. Speech and language therapist (5022)
  24. Civil engineer (5004)
  25. Medical/Biomedical laboratory technician (4465)
  26. Mason /Bricklayer (3974)
  27. Painter-decorator (3503)
  28. Electrical equipment/appliances contractor/repairer/installer (3241)
  29. Hairdresser / Barber /Wig-maker (3061)
  30. Crane operator (3017)
  31. Joiner/Carpenter (2956)
  32. Masseur/Massage therapist/Spa therapist (2901)
  33. Paramedic /Ambulance nurse/ Other ambulance professionals (2640)
  34. Dietician (2406)
  35. Machinery operator (2393)
  36. Plasterer (2201)
  37. Optician (Dispensing optician) (2193)
  38. Optometrist (ophthalmic optician) (2139)
  39. Electricity equipment and installation inspector (2111)
  40. Driving instructor (2066)
  41. Tiler (2061)
  42. Building insulator / Building insulation (1982)
  43. Aesthetician/ Beauty care services (1952)
  44. Plumber (1924)
  45. Glazier / Glass-blowing and manufacture of glass apparatus (1848)
  46. Accountant/ Tax advisor (1810)
  47. Master builder (1670)
  48. Pharmaceutical technician/Pharmaceutical assistant (1665)
  49. Security guard / Warden (1630)
  50. Dental hygienist (1601)
  1. Restaurant owner/manager /Caterer/Catering manager/Banquet organiser (1579)
  2. Sports instructor (1515)
  3. Chiropodist (podiatrist) (1376)
  4. Dental technician (1352)
  5. Ski instructor (1243)
  6. Building engineer (1213)
  7. Special needs care worker (1094)
  8. Industrial engineer (1060)
  9. Veterinary nurse (1045)
  10. Dental assistant/ Dental Nurse (1016)
  11. Electricity services supervisor / Electrical manager (987)
  12. Special needs teacher (971)
  13. Building contractor (966)
  14. Surveyor (955)
  15. Chiropractor (927)
  16. Lorry Driver/Heavy Goods Vehicle driver (902)
  17. Nursery nurse (894)
  18. Psychotherapist (887)
  19. Fisherman (868)
  20. Car, taxi and van drivers (844)
  21. Repair of motor vehicles (827)
  22. Agronomist / agricultural engineer (810)
  23. Insurance underwriter (798)
  24. Diver (761)
  25. Real Estate agent /Real estate agency manager/administrator/director (752)
  26. Road haulier (741)
  27. Economist (710)
  28. Air conditioning technician/Heating/Central heating technician/installer/repairer/Maintenance-Installation of ventilation equipment (688)
  29. Tourist guide (650)
  30. Car bodyworker / Panel beater /Car painter (639)
  31. Mechanical engineer (627)
  32. Shotfirer (578)
  33. Associate engineer (572)
  34. Information systems engineer (564)
  35. Electrical Engineering / Electromechanical engineering (553)
  36. Translator/Interpreter (543)
  37. University teacher/professor (542)
  38. Asbestos removal expert (502)
  39. Deck officer class I fishing vessel (502)
  40. Electrical engineer (500)
  41. Ship's Deck officer class 1 merchant marine (499)
  42. Mining supervisor/ deputy (494)
  43. Insurance and reinsurance intermediaries (471)
  44. Patent Agent / Trademark agent (471)
  45. Specialised teachers, not elsewhere classified (450)
  46. Hearing aid dispenser / audiometric technician (440)
  47. Loader (434)
  48. Bus Driver / Tourist bus driver / Minibus driver (421)
  49. Pesticide sprayer/Crop protection contractor (421)
  50. Car mechanic (417)
  1. Welder / steel worker (409)
  2. Scaffolder (408)
  3. Locksmith (381)
  4. Chief engineer class I fishing vessel (380)
  5. Employment officer (325)
  6. Prosthetist and orthotist / Orthopaedic technician /Surgical truss-maker (322)
  7. Bio-medical analyst (314)
  8. Medical physicist (308)
  9. Health care technician (292)
  10. Electronic telecommunications engineer (288)
  11. Geriatric nurse/Carer for the aged (283)
  12. Chemist (280)
  13. Arbitrator (279)
  14. Hotels/Hotelier, Restaurants/Restaurateur, Accommodation provider including camp sites (272)
  15. Child supervisor (267)
  16. Surgical assistant (267)
  17. Junior architect (260)
  18. Doctor's surgery assistant (253)
  19. Biologist (253)
  20. Music teacher (250)
  21. Ship's cook (250)
  22. Deck officer class II fishing vessel (246)
  23. Landscape architect / designer (245)
  24. Orthoptist (241)
  25. Psychomotor therapist (230)
  26. Construction/Civil engineering: building of roads, bridges, railways (230)
  27. Mining engineer (229)
  28. Nutritionist / clinical nutritionist (228)
  29. Other health professionals (222)
  30. Actuary (220)
  31. Baker/Pastry maker (217)
  32. Mobile Offshore Unit related professions (213)
  33. Arts therapist in the health service (201)
  34. Energy professions not elsewhere classified (198)
  35. Engine maintenance/repair (196)
  36. Architectural Technologist (189)
  37. Forwarding agent / Haulage services (189)
  38. Corporate lawyer (186)
  39. Gas installer /repairer (184)
  40. Roofer / Roofing (181)
  41. Town planner / Town and Country Planner (179)
  42. Osteopath (179)
  43. Dental health secretary (177)
  44. Laboratory Manager/Director (173)
  45. Bicycle/moped repairer (170)
  46. Driving school owner /manager/assistant manager (168)
  47. Metal caster / Foundry worker (166)
  48. Chemical engineer (163)
  49. Floor layer (161)
  50. Firefighter (153)
  1. Land Appraiser (152)
  2. Environmental health officer (150)
  3. Vocational education teacher/lecturer/professor (142)
  4. Clinical psychologist (142)
  5. Itinerant trader / Purchase and sale of goods on an itinerant basis (138)
  6. Health and Safety Officer (132)
  7. Geologist (125)
  8. Aeronautical engineer (121)
  9. Interior designer-architect (119)
  10. Medical secretary (114)
  11. Heavy Goods Vehicle Driver for dangerous goods (111)
  12. Land surveyor (109)
  13. Skipper/deck officer fishing fleet (108)
  14. Fertiliser sample expert (108)
  15. Private detective (108)
  16. Telecommunications engineer (107)
  17. Communications electronics (106)
  18. Auditor (other than financial) (106)
  19. Chartered technician (103)
  20. Wholesale intermediary (100)
  21. Electromechanical engineer (97)
  22. Marine engineering officer class I (95)
  23. Adult education teacher (95)
  24. Tour manager (93)
  25. Draughtsman (93)
  26. Medical representative (91)
  27. Naval architect (87)
  28. Dental therapist (87)
  29. Tinsmith/Coppersmith (85)
  30. Manager (not elsewhere classified) (84)
  31. Laboratory assistant (84)
  32. Marine engineer (84)
  33. Electrical Technician (81)
  34. Road/Street Works professions (78)
  35. Lift maintenance /Lift contractor/Lift electrician (78)
  36. Pedagogue-Counsellor (78)
  37. Engineer not elsewhere classified (77)
  38. Mining professions not elsewhere classified (underground and open pit mines) (77)
  39. Agriculture and forestry advisor / expert (75)
  40. Librarian (74)
  41. Ship's Deck officer class II / 1st mate (73)
  42. Butcher / Butchery (70)
  43. Diving instructor (70)
  44. Building site coordinator (68)
  45. Journalist (68)
  46. Manpower supply agent (67)
  47. Well sinker (67)
  48. Telecommunications-electronics installer (67)
  49. Ecclesiastical professions (67)
  50. Physicist (66)
  1. Airline pilot (65)
  2. Ski and/or mountain/canyon guide/ mountain leader (64)
  3. Inshore fishing vessel skipper (60)
  4. Train driver (59)
  5. Textile expert (59)
  6. Marine engineering officer class II (59)
  7. Management consultant (58)
  8. Mining mechanic (58)
  9. Recruitment Agency Manager (private) (58)
  10. Sailor (57)
  11. Travel agent (55)
  12. Cook (54)
  13. Mediator (52)
  14. Consulting engineer (52)
  15. Cleaning of monuments, facades and buildings (51)
  16. Wooden furniture maker (51)
  17. Aircraft technician (51)
  18. Armed forces personnel (49)
  19. Quantity surveyor (46)
  20. Air flight professions not elsewhere classified (46)
  21. Ship's Deck officer class I (46)
  22. Forest engineer (45)
  23. Coach/Trainer (45)
  24. Printer (41)
  25. Engine operator class I, II, III (40)
  26. Deck officer class III fishing vessel (39)
  27. Stovemaker/Stove fitter (39)
  28. Radio protection officer (non-medical) (38)
  29. Landscape gardener/gardening (37)
  30. Art teacher (37)
  31. Chimney sweep (37)
  32. Mining manager (37)
  33. Valuation surveyor (36)
  34. Social pedagogue-Counsellor (36)
  35. Stonemason /Stonecutter (35)
  36. Conservator/Conservator-restorer/Restorer/Renovator (35)
  37. Photographer / Photography (34)
  38. Gardener (33)
  39. Epoxide worker (32)
  40. Ship's mecanic (31)
  41. Gunsmith /Weapons-ammunition manufacturer/trader (31)
  42. Energy engineer (31)
  43. Food technologist / chemist (30)
  44. Pest control /Disinfection/ Handling of poisonous or non poisonous products (30)
  45. Perfusionist (29)
  46. Electrical and computer (technology) engineer (29)
  47. Radiation protection officer (medical) (28)
  48. Assistant lecturer (28)
  49. Labour law expert (27)
  50. Archeologist (26)
  1. Road transport manager (25)
  2. Financial advisor (25)
  3. Blasting technician (24)
  4. Mechatronics (23)
  5. Producer and wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and poisons (23)
  6. Tattoos/ body piercings/ permanent make-up (23)
  7. Electrical draughtsman (23)
  8. Electronic technician (22)
  9. Trustee (22)
  10. Assistant teacher (21)
  11. Blacksmith, Farrier, Forging, Stamping, Pressing (21)
  12. Pressure vessel installer (21)
  13. Natural health practitioner (20)
  14. Informatics technician (20)
  15. Inland navigation professions (20)
  16. Railway professions not elsewhere classified (20)
  17. Production and management engineer (19)
  18. Health inspector (19)
  19. Vehicle technical control/ Light vehicle standards officer (18)
  20. Artificial inseminator (18)
  21. Mining safety/ rescue professions (17)
  22. Manufacture and/or repair of precision instruments and measuring and controlling instruments (16)
  23. Vehicle inspector (16)
  24. Tailor (ladies/men's)/Dressmaker (16)
  25. Driving test examiner (16)
  26. Environmental engineer (15)
  27. Notary public (15)
  28. Fire prevention/protection officer (15)
  29. Navigational watch (14)
  30. Dance teacher (14)
  31. Metal design/Surface engineering (14)
  32. Waiter / Waiting (13)
  33. Broker/Stockbroker (13)
  34. Emergency alarm system officer (13)
  35. Museum director/Curator (13)
  36. Funeral undertaker (13)
  37. Manufacture of ladies' and men's clothing and linen (13)
  38. Gas technician (13)
  39. Laundering/Dry-cleaning and dyeing (12)
  40. Responsible of a laboratory animal centre (12)
  41. Wheelwright (12)
  42. Insolvency practitioner (11)
  43. Installation and dismantling specialist for controlled substances (11)
  44. Financial broker/Financial intermediary (11)
  45. Banker (11)
  46. Boatmaster (10)
  47. Doorman (10)
  48. Community health officer (10)
  49. Planning and regional development engineer/physical planner (10)
  50. Professions in the field of waste management and disposal (10)
  1. Veterinary professions not elsewhere classified (10)
  2. Musical instrument manufacturer-repairer (10)
  3. Auctioneer (10)
  4. Security systems professional (10)
  5. Technical expert for the quality of construction projects (10)
  6. Tour Operator (10)
  7. Building site mechanic (10)
  8. Car technician (9)
  9. Gold/Silversmith / Gold/Silversmithing /Jeweller (9)
  10. Assistant in animal care (9)
  11. Legal advisor (9)
  12. Sales manager/Sales person not elsewhere classified (9)
  13. Petroleum industry - production and processing of fuels and lubricants (8)
  14. Confectioner /Cake /Chocolate maker (8)
  15. Assistant prosector (7)
  16. Mining surveyor (7)
  17. Marine engineering officer class IV (7)
  18. Local fishing vessel skipper (7)
  19. Intermediary for purchase/sale/hire of vessels (7)
  20. Agricultural/farm machinery/engine maintenance/repair (7)
  21. Technician working with styrene (7)
  22. Investment provider/advisor (7)
  23. Trade in medicinal products (7)
  24. Fireworks technician (7)
  25. Watchmaker/repairer (7)
  26. Boilermaking (7)
  27. Train electrician (7)
  28. Child psychotherapist (6)
  29. Debt-collector (6)
  30. Road safety professions not elsewhere classified (6)
  31. Oenologist (6)
  32. Gambling and betting professions (6)
  33. Acupuncturist (6)
  34. Animal experimentation technician (5)
  35. Gas engineer (5)
  36. Excavator operator (5)
  37. Florist /Floristry (5)
  38. Archivist (5)
  39. Road transport drivers not classified elsewhere (5)
  40. Mass media and communications specialist (5)
  41. Druggist (5)
  42. Motorcycle/Motorbike repairer (5)
  43. Shoemaker /Cobbler (5)
  44. Chemical laboratory technician / Chemical laboratory work (5)
  45. Toolmaker (5)
  46. Chief mechanic, merchant marine (5)
  47. Bridge / Road Supervisor (5)
  48. Cabin steward (4)
  49. Colourist (4)
  50. Mining and metallurgy expert (4)
  1. Airport fire officer / airport firefighter (4)
  2. Fire officer (4)
  3. Nuclear technician (4)
  4. Potter / Ceramist /Ceramicist (4)
  5. Mathematical applications expert (4)
  6. Orthopaedic shoemaker (3)
  7. Agricultural expert/technician (3)
  8. Forest expert (3)
  9. Model builder (Wooden/Architectural)/ Model joiner (3)
  10. Engraver (3)
  11. Brewer/Beer and malt producer (3)
  12. Forester (3)
  13. Manufacture / Processing / Import of dangerous chemicals (3)
  14. Manufacture, handling and trade of security materials (3)
  15. Explosives experts (3)
  16. Judicial technical expert (3)
  17. Organiser of compulsory subjects/practical lessons in schools (3)
  18. Blasting contractor (3)
  19. Nuclear medicine technician (2)
  20. Geographical engineer (2)
  21. Taxidermist (2)
  22. Road Passenger Carrier (2)
  23. Sculptor (2)
  24. Mountain sport instructor (2)
  25. Animal keeper (2)
  26. Feldsher (2)
  27. Sadler /Manufacture of leather goods and accessories (2)
  28. Engineer fishing fleet (2)
  29. Railway brakers, signallers and shunters (2)
  30. Dermatologist (1)
  31. Drone pilot (1)
  32. Water and sewer systems professional/Pipe and drainage professional (1)
  33. Environmental consultant/ Environmental assessor/ Environmental auditor (1)
  34. Second engineer class II, fishing vessel (1)
  35. Deep-sea fishing vessel skipper (1)
  36. Manufacture of medico-surgical instruments and equipment and orthopaedic appliances (except orthopaedic footwear) (1)
  37. Jewellery making and cutting of precious stones (1)
  38. Processing of milk and dairy products (1)
  39. Upholsterer (1)
  40. Rope/Net Maker/Repairer (1)
  41. Food inspector (1)
  42. Helicopter pilot (1)
  43. Nuclear and radiation professions not elsewhere classified (1)
  44. Lifeboat crew (1)
  45. Plastics processing (1)
  46. Shipbuilding (1)
  47. Producer and distributor of animal foodstuffs (1)
  48. Handling of dangerous chemicals, biological agents and toxins (1)
  49. Solariums/ beauty salon services (1)
  50. Captain / Skipper (Coastal shipping) (1)
  1. Pyrotechnian / Manufacture and/or trade in pyrotechnical articles (1)
  2. Meteorologist (1)
  3. Measurement and control technologist (1)
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