7 High-Paying Nursing Jobs
Megan Malugani | Monster Contributing Writer
Certified Nurse Midwife
Median Salary: $89,975
Typical Requirements: RN program followed by midwifery program for either certification or a master’s degree
Certified nurse midwives (CNMs) attend an estimated 300,000 births per year in settings ranging from hospitals to homes, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. But CNMs do more than deliver babies. They also provide a wide range of care to female patients, including family-planning education, gynecological exams, and prenatal and postnatal care. In hospitals, CNMs often work closely with OB/GYNs. While the educational requirements vary by state, all CNMs will be required to hold a master’s degree (such as a master of science in nursing) by 2010.