I'd like to reopen this up too - my question is if the lifestyle of a CNM is any more manageable than that of an OB? I would think that due to the nature of labor and birth, the time demands would be nearly the same, but on the other hand, CNMs might carry a smaller patient load than OBs? Any OBs or CNMs out there who could weigh in on this?
555 - I called around to an HR dept. at a hospital in WI, and they said they start their CNMs around 70K. I'm not sure what the potential salary progression throughout the career is.