Austin is an awesome location for all kinds of childbirth professionals.
We have lots of hospitals here if that's your calling:
Seton Hospitals and St. Davids Healthcare Hospitals are the main two, and Scott & White is up north of Austin.
There are also lots of LC's and Childbirth Ed instructors that are solo practitioners, so you can hang your own sign!
Depending on how quickly you want to be in the green ($$$) there is a doula collective in Austin that partners with LCs,
Childbirth Ed Instructors, Midwives, Massage Therapists, Birth and PP Doulas, etc. to offer one stop shopping for Austin
families, so you might check into opportunities to work WITH another group. www.getbabied.com
The benefits are known Austin name with physician collaboration, etc. already ongoing.
Collaborative advertising and shared responsibilities in the business.
You are basically a private contractor working WITH them.
Might be your thing, just options.
Tanya Phillips, IBCLC & CD