In terms of individual professions, the recognition rate in Germany diverges widely. Over 90% of applicants who wish to have their license to practice as a veterinarian, occupational therapist, speech therapist or pharmacist recognized receive full equivalence. In the most professions, the share of those granted full equivalence varies from 50% to 90%. In such professions as masseur and medical pool attendant, the success rate is remarkably low. Only every tenth applicant wishing to work as a medical pool attendant is granted full equivalence.
Applications granted full equivalence by profession, 2014
The majority of recognition procedures concerned the healthcare professions. Besides, a lot of applicants sought recognition in such professions as commercial clerks as well as electronics technician, electrical systems technician and motor vehicle mechatronics technician.
Applications processed by profession, 2014