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#1 of 3 Old 06-20-2013, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone know where I can find job postings for CPM's?  When I search online job sites all that I find are postings for CNM's.  I am specifically looking for a job that is more compatible with having small children, such as working for a women's health foundation or teaching distance courses at an online school.  Basically something part-time that is not on-call!  

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Are you on the assorted MANA yahoo groups? I sometimes see job postings on the MANA Students and New Midwives list.


Also, I would recommend advertising for the jobs that you're interested in rather than waiting to see a posting. Contact midwives' associations, birth centers, midwifery schools, etc.

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Anyone want to venture a guess as to what percentage CPMs are self-employed?


If they're actually working as a CPM, (and not as a coffee bar barista) I'd say well over 95% are self-employed. And on call. All the time. My educated guess.


If you're seeking work for a foundation or non-profit, and looking for something part-time work during daylight hours, the skills needed would be other than what was gleaned in CPM training (fundraising, organizing, management, office skills).


I have seen positions for 'new grad CPMs' they are usually not paid very well, and I would pretty much guarantee you that the new grad would be on call. All. The. Time.


For CPM job seekers - I'd say the market is pretty poor. Especially for part-time, family-friendly positions that pay a living wage. Sorry to be such a downer, but this reality just doesn't exist. Maybe there are a few examples - but for the most part, self-employment is the route to making income for the CPM.

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