There are currently an estimated 8,200 certified nurse midwives in the United States. The certified nurse midwife job market is expected to grow by 6.1% between 2022 and 2032.

How employable are certified nurse midwives?

CareerExplorer rates certified nurse midwives with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 2,700 certified nurse midwives. That number is based on 500 additional certified nurse midwives, and the retirement of 2,200 existing certified nurse midwives.