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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.


  • Work at remote field sites is common.
  • Twenty-three percent of all geoscientists and hydrologists are employed in government.
  • Employers prefer applicants with a master's degree for most positions; a Ph.D. degree is required for most research and college teaching positions.
  • Excellent job opportunities are expected for geoscientists with a master's degree.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $75,680/yr ($37.84/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Bachelors