A Interview With A Nurse At 205 Wild Basin Rd Suite 2b Austin
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On Wednesday October 14th at 2:00pm I interviewed Genevieve Schaefer, a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and licensed midwife, in her office at 205 Wild Basin Rd Suite 2B Austin TX 78746. Genevieve is the business owner of Sister’s Midwife, a homebirth midwifery practice in Central Texas. Sister’s Midwife is located in central Austin at 205 Wild Basin Rd Suite 2B Austin TX 78746 and far South Austin at BeneVida Health & Wellness Center 4100 Everett, Suite 200 Kyle, TX 78640. To find a midwife, I simply typed “midwifes in Austin” on Google and found several midwife centers online and I decided to email five of them, hoping for at least one of them to contact me back. I asked individual midwifes if they were interested in doing an…show more content… Even though I am not yet sure which program suits me best, since I’m also interested in doing a certified nursing midwife program, the information she gave me about CPM is quite similar, with only a few differences.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not keep track of the data for CPM’s but according to the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), most CPM’s have a private practice, so their income is mostly based on the number of births that they attend, where they can charge anywhere from $2000-$4000 per birth depending on the location. The MEAC also mentions that your salary can depend on your location, how well you know your community, and how well you advertise your company. According to salarygenius.com the average starting wage for a certified professional midwife (CPM) is about $64,000 annually. The wages after a few years are expected to increase after you gain some experience and you can earn up to about $78,200. Finally, the top wages after several years on the job is about $92,000. One of the reasons it may be hard to get exact wages by geographic location might be because currently, CPM’s are legalized to practice in 28 states. In which case I would choose to work in places where it was legal and luckily, Texas is one of them. If I were to stay in Austin, TX, according to salarygenius.com, I could earn an average of $105,045. My other option in Texas would be my hometown in El Paso where I could potentially earn an average of $50,058.