Certified Nurse Midwife and residential rental property owner/manager
I am a certified nurse-midwife in Georgia. For a career with the most flexibility I would suggest becoming a CNM rather than a PA. Many states and hospitals do not recognize PA's as having the ability to deliver babies, whereas midwives are able to obtain hospital privileges in nearly all hospitals across the country. In Georgia, as far as I am aware, there are NO Pa's delivering babies. And I'm not aware of any PA's working only in an office setting in women's health, although there likely are a handful here. Generally speaking here in Georgia, if you are going into women's health as a midlevel provider, you are either a women's health nurse practitioner or midwife. And most states are similar. If you want the ability to be able to practice in all states catching babies, you would need to become a certified nurse midwife. Don't put the effort and time into your education only to be limited in your practice.