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Midwives

Midwives deliver, or assist in the delivery of babies, provide antenatal and postnatal care and advise parents on baby care. They work with other healthcare professionals, and advise on and teach midwifery practice.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 7,726
£ 32,108
£ 66,397

Available jobs

In the past year there were 46,780 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.

  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.

  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.

  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.

  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.

  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.

  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Midwifery

  • Postpartum Care

  • Nursing

  • Obstetrics And Gynaecology

  • Application Lifecycle Management

  • Prenatal Development

  • Intrapartum

  • Auditing

  • Clinical Practices

  • Clinical Governance

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Planning

  • Mentorship

  • Innovation

  • Enthusiasm

  • Governance

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.