Aspire Trade High School is excited to partner with Atrium Health for our medical assistant program. Atrium Health is outfitting both our biomedical and clinical labs and they are committed to assisting our students with employment after they obtain their Medical Assistant Certificate (CMA).

Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, which was created from the combination with Advocate Aurora Health.

Atrium recognizes that employees are our most valuable asset. We have identified five Culture Commitments, built through the input of thousands of our teammates, as our guideposts for how we care for our patients and each other, every day.

  • We create a space where all Belong
  • We Work as One to make great things happen
  • We earn Trust in all we do
  • We Innovate to better the now and create the future
  • We drive for Excellence – always

About Medical Assisting

Medical assistants complete both clinical and administrative tasks in a healthcare setting. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments and maintaining medical records. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by a physician. Students enrolled in the medical assistant program will complete the coursework and lab hours needed to prepare them for their Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) test. The median annual wage for Certified Medical Assistants was $37,190 in May 2021. Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 16 percent from 2021 to 2031. ( Students with a CMA certificate would be to work at Atrium Health and other healthcare providers.