A hydrologist researches and studies the cycle, properties, and distribution of water. They help environmental and other scientists preserve and clean up the environment, as well as search for groundwater.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, most hydrologists need a graduate degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In August 2020, the median yearly salary for an hydrologist was $60,395, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Hydrologist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Institute of Hydrology
- American Water Resource Institute
- International Association for Environmental Hydrology
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Check out some of the day to day responsibilities of Steven, a government hydrologist, that works to monitor natural water quality.