Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; and study the form and intensity of precipitation, its rate of infiltration into the soil, movement through the earth, and its return to the ocean and atmosphere.
* Analytical Thinking
* Attention to Detail
* Prepare written and oral reports describing research results, using illustrations, maps, appendices, and other information.
* Measure and graph phenomena such as lake levels, stream flows, and changes in water volumes.
* Design and conduct scientific hydrogeological investigations to ensure that accurate and appropriate information is available for use in water resource management decisions.
Life, Physical, and Social Science
Sample Job Titles
Environmental Consultant, Geologist, Geophysical Laboratory Chief, Geophysicist, Groundwater Consultant, Groundwater Programs Director, Hydrogeologist, Hydrologist, Isotope Hydrologist, Physical Scientist, Project Hydrogeologist, Research Hydrologist, Scientist, Seismologist, Source Water Protection Specialist, Surface Hydrologist, Volcanologist, Water Resources Program Director.