In New York City, licensed midwives works in collaboration with physicians to provide care and support for the women during pregnancy, childbirth, neonatal and postpartum conditions and gynaecological examinations. Midwives are preferred by women for the prenatal, neonatal and postpartum care as well as the assistance of midwives for pregnancy monitoring, assistance of childbirth and care of newborn baby is highly demanded.
The step-to-step information required to opt this career is given below:
To fulfill the credentials, the candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree program in nursing by any institution offering that in New York. This 4-years degree assists the candidate in subjects such as pathology, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology and healthcare assessment. It enables the candidate to survive in any various areas of healthcare practice.
In New York City, there are many Midwifery schools that offer the midwifery training. Once enrolled, this 3-years training aids the candidate in getting hands-on experience and training in health assessment, critical thinking, handling of complications, neonatal care, postpartum care, pregnancy care, childbirth care and handling of normal as well as high risk pregnancy.
It is compulsory for a midwife to hold license as only a licensed midwife is allowed to practice in New York City. The license is issued by the Midwifery Unit of New York Education Department or American College Of Nurse-Midwives authorized by American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). After an exam, the license is issued making the candidate eligible to practice as a midwife.
The time-limit to become a midwife in New York is usually around 8 years. This limit includes a 4-years bachelor’s degree, a 3-years midwifery training and an year to obtain license and a job. The time limit may vary because of the undetermined time required for the acquiring of license and placement of job.
In New York City, an average midwife makes an yearly income of around $131,697, respectively. Whereas the yearly income usually falls in between $121,096 to $149,235 for the midwives in New York City. Income typically varies due to working hours, experience, certifications and proficiency.
It is stated by BLS that the employment opportunities for midwives in New York may increase at the rate of 19% during 2016-26. However another report predicts that these opportunities may increase upto 21-27% in next ten years.