Hydrologists oversee and implement the examination of water that is either above or below the earth's surface through physical characteristics, distribution, and circulation.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, such as earth science, geology, chemistry or environmental science/engineering is required. Positions that are research focused require a master’s or doctorate degree.
To pursue a career as a Hydrologist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, science, biology, chemistry, earth science, geology, physics and mathematics.
Typical employers are research firms, environmental consulting companies, conservation authorities, state and federal government, colleges/universities and environmental organizations.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for Hydrologist is projected to be fair.
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