Nurse-midwives examine pregnant women and monitor the growth and development of fetuses. Typically a nurse-midwife is responsible for all phases of a normal pregnancy, including prenatal care, assisting during labor, and providing follow-up care. A nurse-midwife always works in consultation with a physician, who can be called upon should complications arise during pregnancy or childbirth. Nurse-midwives can provide emergency assistance to their patients while physicians are called. In most states, nurse-midwives are authorized to prescribe and administer medications. Many nurse-midwives provide the full spectrum of women's health care, including regular gynecological exams and well-woman care.

Sign In or Join Vault Gold to Read More Including

  • The Job
  • Education and Training
  • Outlook
  • Tips for Entry and more.

Are you a student? You may have free access to Vault's premium content.
Contact your Career Center, Alumni Office or Library to find out more.

Career Update Newsletter

Tips and tools to help you manage your ideal career.



Health Service Administrator

  • $0
  • 25
  • 50
  • 75
  • 100
  • 100+
Yearly Salary Range (US$ Thousands)