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.