Have a very high degree of social interaction. Interacting with patients and their families is key to their work.
Almost always work indoors.
Must be very exact in their work. Errors could seriously harm the health of patients, including newborn infants.
Often work over 40 hours per week.
Preparation and / or training
have a high school diploma or equivalent
complete a bachelor's degree in nursing
complete supervised clinical work experience
complete an accredited nurse-midwifery program
obtain a midwifery license
5 important skills and abilities
Reason and Problem Solve
Use Math and Science
Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Things
Work with People
Perceive and Visualize