Employment of Cancer Registry professionals is projected to grow 22% by 2022 (much faster than the average for all other occupations according to BLS.gov). Overall, demand for technical healthcare services is rapidly increasing as the population ages – requiring more tests, procedures and treatments.
Cancer registrars work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, central or state cancer registries, accrediting organizations, government agencies, software vendors, pharmaceutical companies, insurance agencies and more. Working remotely is also a growing trend for cancer registrars, and some registrars work for outsourcing companies hired by hospitals to staff their cancer registry. Under these arrangements, you could even live in one state and work for a hospital in another.
Some employers require cancer registry professionals to be Certified Tumor Registrars® (CTR). The CTR credential demonstrates a requisite knowledge and professional competence needed within the cancer registry. It is nationally recognized in the recruitment and retention of registry personnel. In order to sit for the CTR exam, students must graduate from an NCRA-Accredited Program (like ours).
In fact, UC’s Cancer Registry Management (CRM) Certificate is one of very few NCRA-Accredited Certificate Programs offered online.
Graduates of UC’s Cancer Registry program will be able to:
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Sources of aid:
Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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