Cancer Registry Management 

Certification

AHIMA

Quality cancer data is central to the nation’s fight against cancer, and cancer registrars are the first link in capturing that data. Cancer registrars are data information specialists that capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. The data provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs.

The program is ideal for a person who is looking for a small amount of schooling that will provide them with a good career, and who is not wary of working with medically heavy information. It is also a fantastic option for someone who lives internationally and/or enjoys working from home. A Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) can work in cancer treatment centers, hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, state and federal cancer registries, pharmaceutical companies, or cancer registry software companies. Salary expectations for an entry level job begins at $25 an hour and can go up with additional responsibilities. The annual average salary range is $43,000-$53,000.

Program Structure

After completing the Associate’s degree, students take an additional 6 cancer specialty courses through AHIMA online. The curriculum includes: Cancer Registry Structure Management, Cancer Registry Operations, Cancer Disease Coding and Staging, Oncology Treatment and Coding, Follow-up, Data Quality and Utilization, and Abstracting Methods. Upon completing the internship, students can take the licensing exam to become a Certified Tumor Registrar.

Prior Requirements

Students must hold a minimum of an Associate’s degree to begin the coursework for this program. TTI can guide students through this process, by having them earn an Associate’s degree with Excelsior College. There are four prerequisite courses required.  

Field Work

After the courses are completed, students must complete a 160-hour clinical internship in a CTR-staffed cancer registry. It is possible to complete the internship outside of the U.S. so long as the person supervising the student is a CTR.

Schedule

Students can begin this program whenever they’d like, and can work at his or her own pace.  

Location

This program’s coursework is done online.  

Cost

The total cost of the program is $9,650.  

How can I join?

Contact Admissions today at 877-RING-TTI Extension 0.

Cancer Registry Management

Quality cancer data is central to the nation’s fight against cancer, and cancer registrars are the first link in capturing that data. Cancer registrars are data information specialists that capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. The data provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs.

The program is ideal for a person who is looking for a small amount of schooling that will provide them with a good career, and who is not wary of working with medically heavy information. It is also a fantastic option for someone who lives internationally and/or enjoys working from home. A Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) can work in cancer treatment centers, hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, state and federal cancer registries, pharmaceutical companies, or cancer registry software companies. Salary expectations for an entry level job begins at $25 an hour and can go up with additional responsibilities. The annual average salary range is $43,000-$53,000.

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