What is it like to be a Midwife?
Midwives play an integral role in the health and well-being of women throughout their pregnancy. As a midwife, you could work in family planning clinics, community health, home visits or hospital settings.
Midwives care and find well-being solutions for expectant mothers in preconception, pregnancy, labour, birth, and in the weeks following the birth.
As an already registered nurse or paramedic, you will enrich your existing skills and experience so that you’re able to provide care and support for women, their babies, and their families.
For more information about a career as a Midwife, visit the Job Outlook website.
This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.
This data shows average weekly cash earnings for the occupation (rounded figure). These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2014.
Is it right for me?
Would you enjoy caring for expecting mothers and newborns? If so, then this could be the career for you.
Other important attributes of a midwife include:
- good communication
- ability to assume responsibility and take leadership
- ability to take initiative in emergencies
- ability to work under pressure
- tolerant and patient when dealing with people from a wide range of backgrounds
- ability to work individually or as part of a team
- ability to cope with the physical and psychological demands of the job.
To become a Midwife
To be able to become a Midwife, your study options will change based on your previous study experience or your preferred study pathway: