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Science & engineering professionals

Workers in this occupation conduct research, improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, or apply scientific knowledge relating to fields such as physics, astronomy, meteorology, chemistry, geophysics, geology, biology, ecology, medicine, mathematics, architecture, engineering, design and technology. Occupations in this group include, for example, physicists, astronomers, chemists, mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians, botanists, zoologists, civil engineers, and building architects.

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Future employment growth (in %) of science & engineering professionals across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, science & engineering professionals accounted for 3.04% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 6,713,353.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as science & engineering professionals in EU changed by 4.11%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, science & engineering professionals were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Real estate, professional & related activities (2,210,354)
  • Manufacturing (1,747,409)
  • Construction (565,231) 
  • Public administration & defence (393,911)
  • Information & communication activities (350,604)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of science & engineering professionals in 2015:

  • Finland (5.87%)
  • Luxembourg (4.06%)
  • Slovenia (3.90%)
  • United Kingdom (3.77%)
  • Sweden (3.53%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for science & engineering professionals in EU is projected to change by 12.51%

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Employment of science & engineering professionals in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of science & engineering professionals across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Level of education (%) of science & engineering professionals in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Age profile (%) of science & engineering professionals in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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