Education and job titles

Local authority employees are relatively well educated. The majority hold at least upper secondary qualifications and every fourth employee holds an academic degree.

In Finland, local authorities provide the majority of public services and local government personnel work under more than 7 000 job titles. 

The most common job titles in 2017

Title



Number



Registered nurse

42 900

Licensed practical nurse

35 700

Child minder

17 400

Kindergarten teacher

13 500

Class teacher

7 300

Class room assistant

6 800

Ward domestic

5 700

Public health nurse

5 200

Office secretary

4 900

Lector, comprehensive school

4 600

Family child minder

4 400

Social worker

3 200

Health centre physician

3 200

Physiotherapist

3 100

Dental nurse

3 100

Specialist physician

3 100

Cleaner

2 600

Farm relief worker

2 500

Fireman

2 400