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Hydrologist

Career Overview

Hydrologists study how water moves across and through the Earth’s crust. They use their expertise to solve problems in the areas of water quality or availability.

Education

Hydrologists need at least a bachelor’s degree for entry-level positions; however, some workers begin their careers with a master’s degree.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$48,820 /yr
$79,370 /yr
$122,890 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Physical science
  • Environmental science
  • Science - as much as possible, including chemistry, biology, and physics!
  • Math - as much as possible, including statistics!
  • Economics
References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook