Cancer Registry Management

November 15, 2019
January 13, 2020

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Cancer Registry Management Careers

Employers require Cancer Registrars 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.

Employment of Cancer Registry Managers is projected to grow 22% by 2022 (much faster than the average for all occupations). Demand for technical healthcare services will continue to grow 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 staffing firms. Many are self-employed and/or work from home.

Many of our AAS Health Information Systems graduates continue their education and pursue a Bachelor’s in Health Information Management Online.  Nearly all of our students complete our program(s) while working full-time. With a Bachelor’s, you can sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam, further increasing your earning potential!

Those with a Bachelor’s can consider our Master of Health Informatics Program, which is in high demand!

By the numbers

Average salary for a Cancer Registry Manager is $70,000 - $90,000.
The 2017 National Cancer Registrar Association (NCRA) Workforce Study indicates a rapidly growing need for Cancer Registrars in the U.S.
National Cancer Registrar Association (NCRA)

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