Cancer Registrar Salary
Most Cancer Registrars in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $20.20 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Cancer Registrars is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Job Description for Cancer Registrar
Cancer registrars are data collection specialists who draw a holistic picture of a patient's medical history by looking at the diagnosis, treatment, and disease status for every patient. Their work is vital because it can lead to better information use by the medical specialists managing cancer treatment. The data collected by cancer registrars is used to monitor cancer treatments that are in the advanced stages and improve cancer prevention and screening programs.Read More...
Cancer registrars must examine medical and pathological records to ascertain the patients' eligibility to join the cancer registry. They need to follow up on data regularly to track progress and assist with special projects, and they must be able to make abstracts of medical records by translating medical terminology into standardized codes for diagnoses and treatment. In addition, cancer registrars compile and report data from all of the medical facilities treating each patient. Cancer registrars may work in hospitals, centralized or state registries, government organizations, software clients, pharmaceutical companies, or insurance agencies. Additionally, they may be self-employed.
Cancer registrars must have good communication skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and knowledge of human anatomy, medical terminology and statistics. Cancer registrars generally must have be accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), which generally requires a combination of education and relevant experience.
Cancer Registrar Tasks
- Perform case audits and reviews to ensure accuracy of data.
- Abstract and code clinical data.
- Prepare data reports for review by management staff.
- Attain follow-up data by reviewing medical records, physician notes and interviewing patients.
- Compile, organize and report medical case data.
Pay by Experience Level for Cancer Registrar
Pay by Experience for a Cancer Registrar has a positive trend. An entry-level Cancer Registrar with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cancer Registrar with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Cancer Registrar which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 30 salaries. A Cancer Registrar with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 7 salaries.
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