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 2018

Title



Number



Registered nurse

43 400

Licensed practical nurse

37 300

Child minder

16 400

Kindergarten teacher

12 200

Class teacher

7 400

Class room assistant

7 400

Ward domestic

5 700

Public health nurse

5 200

Office secretary

4 700

Lector, comprehensive school

4 600

Family child minder

3 800

Social worker

3 600

Physiotherapist

3 200

Health centre physician

3 200

Dental nurse

3 100

Specialist physician

2 700

Cleaner

2 600

Farm relief worker

2 500

Fireman

2 400