Cancer Registry Management : Online
What is Cancer Registry Management : Online?
Cancer registrars identify reportable cancer cases by collecting accurate and timely cancer data. These specialists capture the history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status of cancer patients. This data is essential in providing the information to state and federal registries, as well as, researchers, clinicians, and public health officials. The collection and reporting of the data allows researchers and clinicians to monitor and advance cancer treatments in order to develop new treatment protocols, improve prevention, and enhance screening programs.
This program is open to all students with an associate degree, or higher degree.
Pre-requisite courses include Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Human Disease and Computers in Healthcare. Students that do not have credit for these prerequisite courses may still enroll in the Cancer Registry Certificate (CTR) and take these prerequisite courses first, prior to the core courses of the CTR.
Employment of Cancer Registry Managers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. The June 2006 National Cancer Registrar Association (NCRA) Workforce Study estimated that there were 7,280 registrars in the workforce at that time, with a projected need to add 800 more over the next 15 years. It also noted that additional registrars would be needed to replace those who retire from the field. To succeed as a cancer registrar, you should be well organized, have excellent communication skills and be detail oriented. In addition, you will need a strong background in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and be proficient with technology, and data analysis.
Most cancer registrars work in hospitals. Other work settings include central or state cancer registries, accrediting organizations, government agencies, software vendors, pharmaceutical companies, insurance agencies, and staffing firms. Some cancer registrars are self-employed and/or work from home.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that employers require Cancer Registry Technicians to be certified. Prerequisites to sit for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) exam have become more rigorous and students who achieve this certificate will be prepared to sit for the exam.
The following information is provided to you per U.S. Department of Education regulations:
The Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code for this occupation is 43-3021. The informational profile for this occupation is at http://online.onetcenter.org.
Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report specific information about students enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). View this program’s most recent disclosure information including program costs, median loan debt at program completion, normal time to completion, normal time to completion rates, and job placement rate (if reported) here.
For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.
We are in the process of seeking accreditation for this certificate through the National Cancer Registrars Association.
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Program Code: 34CRT-CRM-C1-*CRM-DL