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Midwives

Also called: Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Homebirth Midwife, Licensed Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife (LM)

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What they do:
Provide prenatal care and childbirth assistance.
On the job, you would:
  • Monitor maternal condition during labor by checking vital signs, monitoring uterine contractions, or performing physical examinations.
  • Identify tubal and ectopic pregnancies and refer patients for treatments.
  • Provide necessary medical care for infants at birth, including emergency care such as resuscitation.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • psychology
  • biology
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology
  • Patient electronic medical record EMR software
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
certificate after high school or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$51,840
$29,130
$105,690
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