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A group of knowledge - intensive occupations, including architects, planners, surveyors, life science and engineering professionals.

Key facts:

  • Science and engineering professionals comprise 17% of all professional workers1 and 3% of the total EU-28 workforce.
  • There was consistent numerical and percentage growth from 2003 to 2013, their numbers increased in every major sector. This growth is expected to continue from 2013 to 2025.
  • A key issue for this occupation group are recruitment difficulties, particularly given its high skills profile.
  • Specific technical and sectoral skills need to be aligned with generic professional skills such as decision making and communication.

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