Aspire Trade High School is excited to partner with Atrium Health for our medical coding 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 coding certificate.

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 Coding

Medical coders update patient records with information that is used for billing and data management. This is an office-based job that involves reading medical charts and entering the medical codes into the patient’s record. Each time a healthcare provider provides a service, a code is entered for that service. Students enrolled in the medical coding program will complete the curriculum that prepares them to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) medical coding certificate test. Students with medical coding certification would be able to pursue job opportunities at both Atrium Health and other healthcare providers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that medical coder job growth will grow 16% between 2016 and 2026. The starting salary averages $34,619 and the average salary of a coder with CPC certification and 13 years’ experience is $54,106. (