What are the different types of industries

The vocational lexicon provides information on tasks and activities in the professions, job requirements, training and further education opportunities, employment opportunities, career prospects, starting income and much more. The vocational lexicon offers detailed information on around 1,800 professions.
Area / IndustrySub-areas
Construction, ancillary construction trade, wood, building technology
Mining, raw materials, glass, ceramics, stone
Office, marketing, finance, law, security
Chemistry, biotechnology, food, plastics
Electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, IT
Trade, logistics, transport
Agriculture, horticulture, forestry
Mechanical engineering, automotive, metal
Media, graphics, design, printing, arts, crafts
  • Training and auxiliary professions in art, printing, paper
  • Fine arts, photography
  • Performing arts, music
  • Printing, prepress, paper
  • Graphics, design
  • Crafts, clocks, jewelry
  • Print media, new media
  • Radio, film and television
Cleaning, housekeeping, training and auxiliary professions
Social, health, beauty care
Textile and clothing, fashion, leather
Tourism, hospitality, leisure
Science, education, research and development

Here you will find what you need to make a well-prepared career decision:

Detailed job descriptions too almost 1,800 professions show you which activities, employment prospects as well as training and further education opportunities await you in the individual professions.

You can also search specifically for professions, training courses and necessary skills in the vocational lexicon - your access to the profession counts.

The Labor Market Research and Career Information Department - ABI for short - deals with the areas of labor market statistics, career information and qualification research.