Cancer Data Management Student

Cancer Data Management

Certificate Technical Degree

More than a third of people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. With a degree or certificate in cancer data management, you’ll play a key role in making treatment breakthroughs and maintaining critical global data in cancer registries to help this population. Start your journey in healthcare at San Jac.

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

With a degree or certificate in cancer data management, you can find a career as a cancer registrar or abstractor in settings such as:
  • Hospitals
  • Free-standing state or national cancer registries
  • State or national cancer organizations

Earning Potential

Cancer Registrar/Abstractor: $57,049
Mid-Level Manager: $68,249
Manager/Director: $81,435

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.


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Cancer Data Management Specialty, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career.Breakthroughs in cancer research and treatment are primarily driven by globally accumulated data. Be at the forefront of this exciting work with a degree in cancer data management, which will give you hands-on training in gathering, managing, and maintaining important data.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in five terms, including a summer term.

Cancer Data Management Specialty, Advanced Technical Certificate

This certificate prepares you for the degree program or to advance your current career.Help drive the future of cancer management in a certificate program designed to teach you all aspects of the cancer registry, including survey processes, data collection, oncology coding, staging, and reporting. A two-year associate degree is required to apply for the Advanced Technical Certificate.
Length 1 year
If you're studying part-time, you can complete the 33 credits for this certificate in four terms, including a summer term.
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A Family’s Fight Against Cancer

After Elizabeth Harvey’s father and two sisters were impacted by cancer, her mother’s diagnosis was the last straw. Elizabeth was ready to help advance cancer research and treatment, so she switched careers and began pursuing a certificate in cancer data management
Elizabeth Harvey
The biggest thing was I felt it was a tribute to my mother. This is a field where I could make a difference for people.”
Elizabeth Harvey
Advanced Certificate in Cancer Data Management, 2018
Since graduating in 2018, Elizabeth has established her career as a cancer tumor registrar. Determined to fight cancer for her family and herself, she’s playing a critical role in helping oncologists fine-tune life-saving treatments.

Want More Info?

Contact us for more details on a degree or certificate program in cancer data management.
Carla Ruffins
Prog Dir/Clin Coor Health Info
(281) 998-6150x7237