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Nurse midwife is one of the most lucrative and fulfilling nursing specialities to consider. A nurse midwife is a professional who focuses on childbirth, pregnancy and the first six weeks of postpartum. These specialists provide a more individualized and informative experience. To become a nurse midwife, candidates need to obtain an Associate’s or Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree. They are then required to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses. After passing the exam, they have to gain 1-2 years of clinical experience and then get enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program. Once they have their degree, they can take the national certification exam for the nurse-midwifery specialty. They receive this certificate through the he American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) which indicates that they have expert skills and knowledge.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Montana

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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