Midwifery

Midwifery is about training to be a widwife.

A midwife cares for women during pregnancy, labour and birth, and for newborn babies.

Training as a midwife involves learning about pregnancy and childbirth.

This includes learning how to practice as a midwife in hospitals and the community.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!) and registration.

  • Private-practice midwife
  • Hospital midwife
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

166% of national
median earnings


Employment

71%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
20%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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