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Medical Profession Abbreviations

A reference chart of professional designations in the medical field.

ARNP Advaced Registered Nurse Practitioner
ATR-BC Registered Art Therapist-Board Certified
CCT Certified Cardiographic Technician
CDA Certified Dental Assistant
CDT Certified Dental Technician
CMA Certified Medical Assistant
CNMT Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist
CO Certified Orthotist
COMT Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
COT Certified Ophthalmic Technician
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
CP Certified Prosthetist
CPhT Certified Pharmacy Technician
CPO Certified Prosthetist & Orthotist
CRC Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
CST Certified Surgical Technologist
CT (ASCP) Cytotechnologist (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)
CTRS Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
DC Doctor of Chiropractic
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
DO Doctor of Osteopathy
DPM Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
DTR Dietetic Technician, Registered
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
EMT-T Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic
HT (ASCP) Histologic Technician (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)
HTL (ASCP) Histotechnologist (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)
LCSW Licensed clinical Social Worker
LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
MD Doctor of Medicine
MLT (ASCP) Medical aboratory Technician (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)
MT (ASCP) Medical Technologist (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)
MT-BC Music Therapist-Board Certified
NA Nursing Assistant
OD Doctor of Optometry
OTR Occupational Therapist, Registered
PA-C Physician Assistant-Certified
PT Physical Therapist
PTA Physical Therapist Assistant
RCIS Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
RCS Registered Cardiac Sonographer
RD Registered Dietician
RDH Registered Dental Hygienist
RDMS Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator
RN Registered Nurse
R.Ph. Registered Pharmacist
RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist
RT (N) Radiologic Technologist (Nuclear Medicine)
RT (R) Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer)
RT(T) Radiologic Technologist (Radiation Therapist)
RVS Registered Vascular Specialist
SCT (ASCP) Specialized Cytotechnologist (American Society of Clinical Pathologists)