NCRA is seeking to create a Standard Occupational Classification for medical registrars. The Standard Occupational Classification or SOC system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. All workers are classified into one of 840 detailed occupations according to their occupational definition. A Standard Occupational Classification for medical registrars will allow NCRA to conduct more accurate and meaningful surveys, and to better assess the workforce needs of the cancer registry field.
NCRA has prepared materials to help its members and other medical registrars understand the importance and the process for establishing a distinct detailed SOC occupation code for “Medical Registrars”. The following video presentation outlines NCRA’s rationale and the SOC revision process.