Hydrology

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Atmospheric Scientist*
  • Civil Engineer*
  • Compliance Director
  • Conservationist
  • Consultant*
  • Environmental Engineer*
  • Environmental Geophysics*
  • Environmental Health Technician
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Technician
  • Field Manager
  • Groundwater Hydrologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Hydrologic Systems Analyst
  • Hydrometeorologist
  • Oceanographer*
  • Project Manager
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sanitarian
  • Teacher/Professor*
  • Water Quality Analyst
  • Water Resource Engineer
  • Water Resource Specialist
  • Watershed Management

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Architectural Firms
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Engineering Companies
  • Environmental & Technical Consulting Firms
  • Federal & State Government
  • Public & Private Schools
  • Scientific Management Firms

Minnesota Employers

  • AMEC Earth & Environmental
  • Barr Engineering Group
  • Burns & McDonnell
  • HDR Environmental Operations
  • Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson
  • MN Dept. of Health
  • MN DNR
  • MN State Institutions
  • Natural Resource Group
  • SRF Consulting Group
  • Three Rivers Park District

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $38,500-$42,000
May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Active learning
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Enjoy outdoors
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interpretive skills
  • Investigative
  • Physical stamina
  • Problem solving
  • Research skills
  • Technical skills
  • Willing to travel