Cancer Registrar Careers

Create Your Dream Job

Posted by on May 9, 2015 at 11:40 am

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Lots of people look for their dream job in Cancer Registry, but few ever define what that dream job really is.  Often a person’s idea of a dream job is based on their desires, or even fantasies, instead of what is realistic. So, first, let’s look at what a dream job is not a job that: […]

Question – how do I become a cancer registrar?

Posted by on July 22, 2012 at 6:52 am

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I am asked this question almost every week and the answer is, it depends.  OK, so that may not be the answer you were looking for, and it is certainly not all wrapped up neat and tidy, but it is the honest truth.  Becoming a cancer registrar depends on several things:  1) formal education and degree(s) you […]

So You Want to Be a Cancer Registrar?

Posted by on June 10, 2012 at 7:12 am

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Are you considering a career in cancer registry, or you in school now to become a cancer registrar?  If so, congratulations on picking a great career.  Changing careers is a challenge, but making your way into a small niche like cancer registry could be one of the toughest jobs you will face.  To become a cancer registrar you […]

Choose Cancer Registry

Posted by on December 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

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Set Clear Goals for Your Cancer Registry Career

Posted by on November 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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Are you looking at cancer registry as a new career?  Good for you!  As with any goal that you set for yourself you already know that you need to be prepared to work hard, stay focused and to find ways in which to keep your motivation moving forward. One step many folks either don’t do […]

What Quality is Not

Posted by on October 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm

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“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”  ~Aristotle  

Dressing the Part

Posted by on August 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm

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In my experience as a Cancer Registry Manager I was always interested, and sometimes surprised, at what people chose to wear for their interview as a new hire candidate.  I’ve seen everything from jeans and T-shirts to button-down collars and 3-piece suits on men and women alike.  I’ve interviewed people who looked like they just […]

Cancer Registrars and Colon Cancer

Posted by on July 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

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You can read the original MSNBC article by clicking here If you have ever wondered what a cancer registrar does or how the data they collect impacts our communities, here’s a great example.  Today Reuters published a short article from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announcing declining rates of colon cancer in the United […]

What Is a Cancer Registrar?

Posted by on June 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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Did you know that cancer is a reportable disease in the United States?  In 1974 President Nixon signed the law into effect that requires physicians and healthcare providers to report incidences of cancer.  The actual reporting is generally done by a cancer registrar, on behalf of the physician or healthcare organization.  The cancer registrar reviews […]

Networking to Your Dream Job

Posted by on May 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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The National Cancer Registrar’s Association 2011 annual educational conference is coming up and I am looking forward to seeing my friends and colleagues again!  In planning for my trip and how I want to represent my business to my peers and colleagues I thought I would share a few tips with those of you who are […]