In the Air Force:
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN); Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner
In the Army:
Certified Nurse Midwife; Family Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Corps Officer; Obstetrician and Gynecologist; Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse
Midwives work with their patients once their pregnancy is confirmed, from prenatal care, through labor and delivery, and even for a time after the baby is born. They are particularly skilled at providing comfort, relaxation, and reassurance during labor. Midwives counsel women on nutrition during and after pregnancy, teach patients and family members what to expect both physically and emotionally from pregnancy and birth, and how to care for a newborn. They perform physical examinations, evaluate patients’ lab and medical records, run blood tests, and consult with other healthcare practitioners as needed. The midwife also cares for the newborn, administering medical care, including emergency care. Midwives provide general gynecological care as well, including exams, disease prevention and treatment, and family planning. Most midwives work in hospitals or clinics, and sometimes help women deliver babies at home if a pregnancy is low-risk and labor does not present complications. Midwives’ education levels vary quite a bit, although many positions require either a related bachelor’s degree, or graduation from a midwifery program, along with significant related work experience. Many states require licensure.
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.
Monitor fetal growth and well-being through heartbeat detection, body measurement, and palpation.
Identify, monitor, or treat pregnancy-related problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, or retarded fetal growth.
medicine and dentistry
therapy and counseling
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
understanding people's reactions
looking for ways to help people
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
listen and understand what people say
communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
pay attention to something without being distracted
see hidden patterns
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
Concern for Others
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Patient electronic medical record EMR software
Get started on your career:
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