Hydrologists

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Occupation Description

Hydrologists study the distribution, circulation, and physical makeup of underground and surface waters; and determine the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the soil, and its return to large bodies of water and the atmosphere.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

6880

Job Openings By 2020

3600

Growth Rate

17.8%

Required Education

Master's degree
Specific Programs:
Masters of Science in Hydrology

Required Work Experience

None

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