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Salary of midwives in Ghana

Salaries Of Midwives In Ghana 2️022

The median salary is 4,130 GHS per month, meaning that half (50%) of people working as Nurse Midwife(s) earn less than 4,130 GHS while the other half are earning more than 4,130 GHS.

The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

 

Job opportunities with a midwifery diploma?

Preceptee Midwife.

Community Midwife, Home Birthing.

Health Promotion Specialist.

Health Visitor in training.

Intensive Care Neonatal Nurse.

Volunteer Midwife (Overseas).

 

Typical duties include:

  • examining and monitoring pregnant women
  • assessing care requirements and writing care plans
  • undertaking antenatal care in hospitals, homes and GP practices
  • carrying out screening tests
  • providing information, emotional support and reassurance to women and their partners
  • taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures and blood pressures
  • caring for and assisting women in labour
  • monitoring and administering medication, injections and intravenous infusions during labour
  • monitoring the foetus during labour
  • advising about and supporting parents in the daily care of their newborn babies
  • helping parents to cope with miscarriage, termination, stillbirth and neonatal death
  • writing records
  • tutoring student midwives
  • identifying high-risk pregnancies

Midwives may work on a rota and be on call to provide care on a 24-hour basis.

Typical employers of midwives

  • National Health Service (NHS)
  • GP practices
  • Private hospitals
  • The armed forces
  • Independent practices

Can I become a midwife without going to university?

A midwifery degree standard apprenticeship has been approved for delivery.

This offers an alternative route to taking a full-time university course, although you will still need to be able to study at degree standard.

The average Certified Nurse Midwife’s salary in the United States is $117,856 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $108,368 and $133,598.
The other thing you need to bear in mind is although midwives get paid more than nurses if you choose nursing there are many more different career paths to take within nursing than there is midwifery because midwifery is already specialized whereas with nursing you could take any route such as adult/ child/ mental or any field of study based on your interest.
Midwifery associate professionals typically earn between GH₵596 and GH₵1,943 net per month at the start of the job. After 5 years of service, this is between GH₵892 and GH₵2,905 per month for a working week of 40 hours.
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