Nurse Midwives

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What do they do?

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

Also known as:

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Nurse-Midwife, Clinical Site Coordinator and Supervisor, Nurse Midwife, Senior Instructor, Certified Nurse Midwife, Staff Certified Nurse Midwife, Staff Midwife, Staff Nurse Midwife, Staff Nurse-Midwife

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Nurse Midwives in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Nurse Midwives is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

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    Ranks #32 in job growth rate
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    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #23 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (14.8%)
  • Master's degree (76.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.5%)
  • Associate's degree (0.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (0.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (0.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.3%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Care for women during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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