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Hydrologic Technicians

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What they do:
Collect and organize data concerning the distribution and circulation of ground and surface water, and data on its physical, chemical, and biological properties. Measure and report on flow rates and ground water levels, maintain field equipment, collect water samples, install and collect sampling equipment, and process samples for shipment to testing laboratories. May collect data on behalf of hydrologists, engineers, developers, government agencies, or agriculture.
On the job, you would:
  • Analyze ecological data about the impact of pollution, erosion, floods, and other environmental problems on bodies of water.
  • Answer technical questions from hydrologists, policymakers, or other customers developing water conservation plans.
  • Apply research findings to minimize the environmental impacts of pollution, waterborne diseases, erosion, or sedimentation.

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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Geographic information system
  • ESRI ArcGIS software Hot Technology
  • Geographic information system GIS software
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • Datasurge GEOPRO
  • Salix Applied Earthcare Erosion Draw

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Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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$62,280
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