Future employment growth (in %) of associate professionals across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, associate professionals accounted for 16.02% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 36,024,520.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as associate professionals in EU changed by 8.26%.

In 2016, associate professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Health & social care (6,916,468)
  • Manufacturing (5,363,004)
  • Public sector & defence (4,226,027) 
  • Professional services (3,615,942)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (3,580,000)

Countries with highest employment share of associate professionals in 2016:

  • Germany (22.29%)
  • France (20.44%)
  • Austria (19.13%)
  • Finland (18.75%)
  • Sweden (18.20%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for associate professionals in EU is projected to change by 15.10%

Future job openings of associate professionals in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of associate professionals in EU in 2016

Employment of associate professionals in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of associate professionals in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of associate professionals across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of associate professionals in EU in 2016-2030 by education level