In terms of individual professions, the recognition rate in Germany diverges widely. Almost 90% of applicants who wish to work as seller receive full equivalence. In most professions, the share of those granted full equivalence varies from 40% to 80%. In professions such as pharmaceutical technical assistant and medical laboratory technician, the success rate is remarkably low. Only 20 % of the applicants, who wish to work in these jobs, are granted full equivalence.
Applications granted full equivalence by profession, 2018
For the exact number of applications processed, see the figure below.
The majority of recognition procedures concerned the healthcare professions. Besides, a lot of applicants sought recognition in such professions as office clerks, electronics technicians and electrical systems technicians.
Applications processed by profession, 2018