Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

Our water supply is, well, less than infinite—and hydrologists are our go-to scientists and activists for conserving it. Their passion for protecting this limited resource, combined with their deep understanding of how water circulates above- and underground, paves the way for more innovative solutions to the evolving environmental, agricultural and societal needs. But it’s not just about water conversation; hydrologists help humans adapt to its unpredictability for a more harmonious coexistence.

Also known as: Environmental Consultant, Groundwater Consultant, Groundwater Programs Director, Hydrogeologist, Physical Scientist, Research Hydrologist, Scientist, Source Water Protection Specialist, Water Resources Program Director
Learning Strategies
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Lead hands-on research in the field
Analyze findings in the lab
Create hydrologic models, methods and strategies for monitoring, managing and maintaining a healthy ecosystem
Monitor the phenomena of natural bodies of water
Develop computer models for hydraulic predictions
Be an advocate and resource for water conservation to city officials, government entities and the public
Help minimize the environmental impacts of pollution, waterborne diseases, erosion and sedimentation

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