A hydrologist is a scientist who researches the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of the earth's underground and surface waters. They help environmental and other scientists preserve and clean up the environment, as well as search for groundwater. This is one of many green jobs, as well as a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career.

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Hydrologist work most times as Researchers either in a Research Institute, University, or with the Government. Their job duties may include:Plan and collect surface water or groundwater and monitor data to support projects and programsWork with local, state, and federal agencies on water resource issuesConduct watershed and storm water studiesProcess meteorological, snow, and hydrologic dataPrepare various maps and figures, including: contour maps of groundwater elevations, geologic structure, cross-sections, isopach, water quality, and other hydrogeologic dataInstall and maintain water property and water quality instrumentationDetermine the nature and extent of contamination in groundwaterPrepare written reports and make oral presentations

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hydrology, geoscience, environmental science, engineering with a concentration in hydrology or water science