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Cancer registrars are responsible for collecting, compiling and reporting full histories of cancer patients in a specific population, usually a hospital, or geographic area such as a state or country. To do so, the cancer registrar identifies, records, and maintains data regarding the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and the status of individuals with cancer (tumors). Cancer registrars provide information for cancer registries which track individual patients from the time of diagnoses, with lifetime follow up, in order to create data which can be analyzed to track treatment, as well as survival and outcome information, with the goal of preventing or successfully treating cancers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Curious

Organized

Scientific

Career Ladder
Cancer Registry Manager or Director

Cancer Registrar

Data Processor, Cancer Registry

Medical Records Clerk