Also called: Hydrologist, Hydrogeologist, Professor, Research Hydrologist
What they do:Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.
On the job, you would:
- Evaluate data and provide recommendations regarding the feasibility of municipal projects, such as hydroelectric power plants, irrigation systems, flood warning systems, and waste treatment facilities.
- Study and analyze the physical aspects of the earth in terms of the hydrological components, including atmosphere, hydrosphere, and interior structure.
- Administer programs designed to ensure the proper sealing of abandoned wells.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
People and Technology Systems
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Data base user interface and query software
Computer aided design CAD software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
per year, on average
This work is part of the green economy.
See more details at O*NET OnLine about hydrologists.