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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Various factors can affect people’s opinion about their career future. Considering that women, regardless of their level of health and reproductively, are in need of midwives and their services, hence the current study was conducted to determine the attitude of the midwifery students towards their professional future. This descriptive study was conducted on all midwifery students at Islamic Azad university of Rasht during the first semester of the academic year in 2012-13. The information was gathered through two-parts questionnaires, which collected both personal information and measurable data regarding their career attitudes. The aggregated data was then analyzed by SPSS 16 software using descriptive and analytical statistics. Moreover, the mean score of students' attitude toward their future career was 34/95± 5/81 and the obtained scores were higher than the acceptable scores. Moreover, there were significant relationship between score of career attitude with economical situation, and students' age, but there was not significant relationship between career attitude and the other research variables. Based on the study' results, most of students had a positive view towards their future career. Regarding to the high number of midwifery graduates and fundamental changes in the job market, such a positive outlook can be further reinforced through balanced distribution of human resources, implementing plans to address educational problem, and establishing job counseling centers to support and orient students for their future career.