Do you use job title abbreviations in your job ads? Since there are SO many title abbreviations, here’s a list of 325+ we find often in job ads. I divided the job title abbreviations into mini lists by industry or department (with a table of contents), so it’s easier to navigate. Now on to the list:

Job Title Abbreviations List

Note: This is not a complete list of all job title abbreviations. If we missed one, email Heather@ongig.com and we will add it.

Executive Abbreviation List (aka Leaders)

Is there a common abbreviation for executive? Yes, “Exec” is used the most in job ads and business in general. There are so many Chief-Something-or-Others these days that we have a separate list in this C-Suite Job Titles List.

Below is a brief list of top “executive” title abbreviations. It includes the abbreviation for executive director, other supervisor abbreviation examples, and job titles with “exec” or “director” in them:

  • Assoc Dir — Associate Director abbreviation
  • CAO — Chief Analytics Officer or Chief Administrative Officer
  • CEO — Chief Executive Officer
  • CDO — Chief Data Officer
  • CFO — Chief Financial Officer
  • Chair — Chairperson
  • CHRO — Chief Human Resources Officer
  • CIO — Chief Information Officer
  • CLO — Chief Legal Officer
  • CMO — Chief Marketing Officer
  • COO — Chief Operation Officer
  • CPO — Chief People Officer
  • CSO — Chief Security Officer
  • CTO — Chief Technology Officer
  • Dir — Director abbreviation
  • ED — Executive Director
  • EVP acronym — Executive Vice President
  • MD — Managing Director
  • MP — Managing Partner
  • Pres — President
  • SGT —Sergeant
  • SUPR — Supervisor
  • Supe — Supervisor
  • VC — Vice Chancellor
  • VP — abbreviation for Vice President
  • VP of TA — Vice President of Talent Acquisition
  • VP of TM — Vice President of Talent Management

Abbreviation for Manager

How do you abbreviate manager? “MGR” or “Mgr” are the 2 manager abbreviations we find most.

Here are some other job title abbreviations using “manager”:

  • AM — Account Manager
  • AM — Area Manager
  • AMB — Area Business Manager
  • Acct Mgr — Accounting Manager
  • EAM — Executive Account Manager
  • HRM — Human Resources Manager
  • PM — Project Manager
  • Sr Mgr — Senior Manager
  • Ter Mgr — Territory Manager

Abbreviation for Assistant

How do you abbreviate assistant? Here are some ways you might:

  • Admin Asst — Administrative Assistant
  • Asst — Assistant
  • Exec Asst or EA — Executive Assistant
  • PA — Personal Assistant
  • VA — Virtual Assistant

And here are a few other job titles abbreviations with the word “assistant” in them:

  • AA — Accounting Assistant
  • AASA — Assistant Area Sales Advisor
  • AD — abbreviation for Assistant Director
  • AVP — Assistant Vice President

Engineer Abbreviation List

A lot of people ask how to abbreviate engineer. Here’s an engineer abbreviation list for the most-used titles:

  • AE — Application Engineer
  • Aero Eng — Aeronautical Engineer abbreviation
  • CE or C/E — Chief Engineer abbreviation
  • Chem Engr — Chemical Engineer abbreviation
  • Cloud Ops Eng — Cloud Ops Engineer
  • CNE — Computer Network Engineer abbreviation
  • Comp Engr — Computer Engineer abbreviation
  • Electr Eng — Electrical Engineer abbreviation
  • Environ Engr — Environmental Engineer abbreviation
  • Eng — Engineer
  • Engr — Engineer
  • Jr Engr — Junior Engineer abbreviation
  • Manuf Eng — Manufacturing Engineer abbreviation
  • Mech Engr — Mechanical Engineer abbreviation
  • Prof Engr — Professional Engineer abbreviation
  • Sr. AE — Senior Application Engineer
  • Struct Eng — Structural Engineer abbreviation
  • SWE — Software Engineer abbreviation
  • UI Eng — User Interface Engineer

Software Developer Acronym List

Here are a few software developer title abbreviations:

  • BE Developer — Back-End Developer
  • Dev — Developer 
  • FE Developer — Front-End Developer
  • JS Developer — JavaScript Developer

Job Titles in Sales Acronyms

These are common sales title abbreviations:

  • AE — Account Executive
  • BDM — Business Development Manager
  • BDR — Business Development Representative
  • Sales Rep — Sales Representative
  • SDR — Sales Development Representative

Job Title Abbreviations for Design Roles

Here are a few job title abbreviations in the design department:

  • Art Dir — Art Director
  • Creative Dir — Creative Director
  • UI Designer — User Interface Designer
  • UX Designer — User Experience Designer

Other Professional Title Abbreviations

Here’s a list of other corporate title abbreviations:

  • AAMS — Accredited Asset Management Specialist
  • Admin — Administrator abbreviation
  • ADV — Advisor
  • Acct — Accounting
  • ADV — Advisor
  • Agt — Agent abbreviation
  • Anlst — Analyst abbreviation
  • APR or AAPR — Apprentice abbreviation
  • Assoc — Associate abbreviation/Association acronym
  • Assoc Prof — Associate Professor abbreviation
  • ATTD — Attendant
  • CFP — Certified Financial Planner
  • CHANC — Chancellor
  • Coord or COORD — abbreviation for Coordinator
  • CPA — Certified Public Accountant
  • CSM — Customer Success Manager
  • CSR — Customer Service Representative
  • DA — Data Analyst
  • DEVL — Developer
  • DSGN — Designer or Design
  • ELEC – Electrician
  • FAC — Faculty
  • GC — General Counsel
  • HRBP — Human Resources Business Partner
  • INSP — Inspector
  • INSTR — Instructor
  • INT — Interim
  • IT — Information Technology
  • What is the abbreviation for Junior? — JR or Jr
  • LEC — Lecturer
  • LIBR — Librarian
  • MACH — Machinist
  • MECH – Mechanic
  • Mkg — Marketing
  • Mkt — Marketing
  • Mktg — Marketing
  • Off — Officer
  • OPER — Operator
  • PM — Product Manager
  • PRIN — Principal
  • PRO — Public Relations Officer
  • Prof — Professor
  • Prog — Programmer
  • Rep — Representative abbreviation
  • ROR Dev — Ruby on Rails Developer
  • QA Analyst — Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Sales Assoc — Sales Associate abbreviation
  • SM Spec — Social Media Specialist
  • Spec — Specialist
  • Specl — Specialist
  • Sr — Senior
  • Tech — abbreviation for Technician
  • TRNE — Trainee
  • TRNR — Trainer
  • UX Des — User Experience Designer

Judge Title Abbrevations

This is a list of the most common judge title abbreviations:

  • ALJ — Administrative Law Judge
  • Arb — Arbitrator
  • Assemb — Assembly person
  • AG or Att’y Gen — Attorney General
  • B. — Baron
  • C.B. — Cheif Baron
  • C.J. — Chief Justice
  • J or J.J. — Judge, Justice
  • Mag — Magistrate
  • Med — Mediator
  • Sen — Senator

Medical Title Abbreviations

Here’s a long list of medical title abbreviations broken down by nurse titles, doctor titles, medical assistant titles, and dental titles.

Nurse Title Abbreviations

  • APRN — Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • APRN-NP — Nurse Practitioner
  • APRN-FNP — Family Nurse Practitioner
  • APRN-ANP — Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • ANP — Adult Nurse Practitioner 
  • CANP — Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • ANP-BC — Adult Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified
  • APRN-AGACNP — Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 
  • APRN-PNP — Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 
  • APRN-CNM — Certified Nurse Midwife
  • ACNP-BC — Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified
  • ACRN — AIDS Certified Registered Nurse
  • ALNC — Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant
  • CLNC — Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
  • AOCN — Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
  • AOCN — American Oncology Certified Nurse
  • AOCNP — Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner 
  • AOCNS — Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • APN — Advanced Practice Nurse
  • APNP — Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber
  • ARNP — Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner 
  • CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Post-Anesthesia Nurse
  • CAPA — Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse 
  • CARN — Certified Addiction Registered Nurse
  • CCCN — Certified Continence Care Nurse
  • CCNS — Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CCNS — Critical Care Nurse Specialist
  • CCRN — Critical Care Registered Nurse
  • CCTN: Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse
  • CCTRN — Certified Critical Care Transportation Nurse
  • CDDN — Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse
  • CDN — Certified Dialysis Nurse
  • CDONA/LTC — Certified Director of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care
  • CEN — Certified Emergency Nurse
  • CETN — Certified Enterostomal Therapy Nurse
  • CFCN — Certified Foot Care Nurse
  • CFN — Certified Forensic Nurse
  • CFNP — Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 
  • CFRN — Certified Flight Registered Nurse
  • CGN — Certified Gastroenterology Nurse
  • CGRN — Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse
  • CHN — Certified Hemodialysis Nurse
  • CHPN — Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse
  • CHRN — Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse
  • CLPNI — Certified Licensed Practitioner Nursing, Intravenous
  • CMCN — Certified Managed Care Nurse
  • CMSRN — Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
  • CNA — Certified in Nursing Administration
  • CNDLTC — Certified Nursing Director of Long-Term Care
  • CNI — Clinical Nursing Intern
  • CNLCP — Certified Nurse Life Care Planner
  • CNN — Certified Nephrology Nurse
  • CNNP — Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 
  • CNO — Chief Nursing Officer
  • CNP — Certified Nurse Practitioner 
  • CNP — Community Nurse Practitioner 
  • CNRN — Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse
  • CND — Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CNSN — Certified Nutrition Support Nurse
  • COCN — Certified Ostomy Care Nurse
  • COHN — Certified Occupational Health Nurse
  • COHN-S — Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist 
  • COHN-S/CM — Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist/Case Manager
  • CORLN — Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse
  • CORN — Certified Operating Room Nurse
  • CPAN — Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
  • CPSN — Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse
  • CPN — Certified Pediatric Nurse
  • CPNA — Certified Pediatric Nurse Associate
  • CPNL — Certified Practical Nurse, Long-term Care
  • CPNP — Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • CPON — Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse
  • CPSN — Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse
  • CRN — Certified Radiologic Nurse
  • CRNA — Certified registered nurse anesthetist
  • CRNH — Certified Registered Hospice Nurse
  • CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Infusion
  • CRNI — Certified Registered Nurse Intravenous
  • CRNL — Certified Registered Nurse, Long-term Care
  • CRNO — Certified Registered Nurse in Ophthalmology
  • CRNP — Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner 
  • CRRN — Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse
  • CRRN-a — certified rehabilitation registered nurse – advanced
  • CSN — Certified School Nurse
  • CTN — Certified Transcultural Nurse
  • CTRN — Certified Transport Registered Nurse
  • CUCNS — Certified Urologic Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CUNP — Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner 
  • CURN — Certified Urologic Registered Nurse
  • CVN — Certified Vascular Nurse
  • CWCN — Certified Wound Care Nurse
  • CWOCN — Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
  • DNC — Dermatology Nurse Certified
  • DON — Director of Nursing
  • EN — Enrolled Nurse
  • ENP — Enrolled Nurse Practitioner 
  • FAAN — Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
  • FAEN — Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing
  • IPN — Immunisation Program Nurse
  • LNC — Legal Nurse Consultant    
  • LNCC — Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
  • LSN — Licensed School Nurse    
  • LVN — Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • LVN — Licensed Visiting Nurse
  • MHN — Mental Health Nurse
  • MICN — Mobile Intensive Care Nurse
  • MN — Master of Nursing
  • MSN — Master Of Science In Nursing
  • NCSN — National Certified School Nurse
  • NE-BC — Nurse Executive-Board Certified    
  • NEA-BC — Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified
  • NIC — Neonatal Intensive Care nurse
  • NMT — Nurse Massage Therapist    
  • NNP — Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • NP — Nurse Practitioner
  • NPC — Nurse Practitioner, Certified
  • NPP — Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric
  • OCN — Oncology Certified Nurse
  • OGNP — Obstetrics & Gynecology Nurse Practitioner    
  • OHNCS — Occupational Health Nursing Clinical Specialist
  • ONC — Orthopedic Nurse Certified
  • PCCN — Progressive Care Certified Nurse    
  • PCNS — Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • PHN — Public Health Nurse    
  • PHRN — Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse
  • PMHCNS — Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • PMHNP — Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • PNP — Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • RIPRN — Rural and Isolated Practice Registered Nurses
  • RN — Registered Nurse    
  • RN,C — Registered Nurse, Certified: American Academy Certified Nurse
  • RN-BC — Registered Nurse, Board Certified
  • RNA — Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • RNC — Registered Nurse Certified
  • RNCS — Registered Nurse Clinical Specialist
  • RNCS — Registered Nurse Certified Specialist
  • RNFA — Registered Nurse First Assistant
  • RNP — Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • RPN — Registered Practical Nurse
  • SANE-A — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent    
  • SANE- — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric
  • SEN — State Enrolled Nurse
  • SHN — Sexual and Reproductive Health Nurse
  • SN — Student Nurse    
  • SPN — Student Professional Nurse
  • TNP – Telephone Nursing Practitioner    
  • TNS — Trauma Nurse Specialist
  • WHNP — Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner    
  • WOCN — Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurses

Doctor Titles Abbreviations

  • C-SPI — Certified Specialist in Poison Information
  • ChD — Doctor of Surgery
  • DO — Osteopathic Doctor
  • DPM — Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • DCH — Doctor of Surgery
  • DM — Doctor of Medicine
  • DME — Doctor of Medical Education 
  • DMSc — Doctor of Medical Science
  • Dmt — Doctor of Medical Technology
  • DN — Doctor of Nursing
  • DNE — Doctor of Nursing Education
  • DNP — Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • DNS — Doctor of Nursing Science
  • DNSc — Doctor of Nursing Science
  • DO — Doctor of Osteopathy
  • DOs — Doctor of Ocular Science
  • DP — Doctor of Pharmacy 
  • DPH — Doctor of Public Health
  • DPHN — Doctor of Public Health Nursing
  • DrNP — Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • DRPH — Doctor of Public Health
  • DSW — Doctor of Social Work
  • LRCS — Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • MBBS — Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae (Latin: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)    
  • MD — Doctor of Medicine
  • MD — Medical Doctor
  • ME — Medical Examiner
  • MRCP — member of the Royal College of Physicians    
  • MRCS — member of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • MS — Master of Surgery    
  • MSc — Master of Surgery
  • MSurg — Master of Surgery
  • NCT — Nuclear Cardiology Technologist    
  • ND — Doctor of Naturopathy
  • OD — Doctor of Optometry

Medical Assistant Abbreviations List [+Nursing Assistant Abbreviations List]

  • PA, PA-C — Physician Assistant 
  • CLA — Certified Laboratory Assistant 
  • CMA – Certified Medical Assistant
  • CMA-A — Certified Medical Assistant – Administrative
  • CMA-C — Certified Medical Assistant – Clinical 
  • CNA — Certified Nursing Assistant
  • CNA-A — Certified Nursing Assistant – Advanced 
  • COMA — Certified Ophthalmic Medical Assistant 
  • COTA — Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • CRNFA — Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant
  • MPAS — Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • MRL — Medical Records Librarian
  • MTA — Medical Technologist Assistant
  • OTA — Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • PA — Physician Assistant    
  • PA-C — Physician’s Assistant Certified
  • PTA — Physical Therapy Assistant
  • RMA — Registered Medical Assistant

Dentist Title Abbreviations [+ Dental Assistant Abbreviations]

  • CDA — Certified Dental Assistant
  • DA — Dental Assistant 
  • DDS — Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • DDSC — Doctor of Dental Science
  • DMD — Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • FACD — Fellow of the American College of Dentists
  • FAGD — Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
  • FDS — Fellow in Dental Surgery
  • MDS — Master of Dental Surgery
  • MSD — Master of Science in Dentistry
  • RDA — Registered Dental Assistant
  • RDH — Registered Dental Hygienist

Pharmacist Title Abbreviations

  • PH — Pharmacist
  • RPh — Pharmacist
  • Phar — Pharmacist (mostly used in Government and the Navy)
  • Pharm — Pharmacist
  • Pharm. D. or PharmD — Doctor of Pharmacy. The Pharm.D./PharmD is a professional degree similar to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Funny Job Title Acronyms

Some folks abbreviate job titles in a creative/funny way. We’ve also been keeping a list of these funny job title acronyms in 100+ Creative & Funny Job Titles [by Department & Position]. Here are a few:

  • BD Ninja — Business Development Ninja
  • COO — “Chief of Other”Stuff No One Wants to Take Care Of
  • COO — Chief Obedience Officer
  • C3PO — Chief Power Plugs & Patches Officer
  • Ruby on Rails SCAP — Ruby on Rails Super Crazy Awesome Programmer
  • VP of ABC — Vice President of Always Be Closing

Why I Wrote This?

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Shout-Outs

  1. Meaning Of Job Title Abbreviations | Business English Vocabulary (by Cristobal Gomez)
  2. Job Title Abbreviations (by All Acronyms)
  3. 50 of the Top Management Abbreviations and Acronyms (by Indeed)
  4. Professional Abbreviations (by Franklin Community Health Network)
  5. Medical >> Professional Title Abbreviations (By Acronymn and Slang)
  6. Judges and Officials (by PSU.edu)

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