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Midwife

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.

Tasks

  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 22% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£42,881

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for midwife is £42,881

1,367 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,367. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for midwife roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £42,881 per year. That is about £3,573 per month or £21.99 per hour. New workers generally start on £7,670, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £57,468

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,367 people are employed in the region.

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