Hydrologist Jobs Aberdeen SD
South Dakota Career Center
420 S Roosevelt St
South Dakota Department Of Labor - Aberdeen Local Office
420 South Roosevelt St.
Cornerstones Career Learning Center -Aberdeen Office
420 South Roosevelt
South Dakota Department Of Labor - Watertown Local Office
2001 9th Ave SW, Suite 200
619 5th Ave Ste 3
714 S Main St Ste 1
Machinist Union Dist Lodge 5
617 S 15th St
Aberdeen Area Career Planning Center
420 S Roosevelt St
South Dakota Department Of Labor - Brookings Local Office
1310 Main Avenue South
Volunteers Of America Dakotas
1309 West 51st Street
Sioux Falls, SD
Research the distribution, circulation, and physical properties of underground and surface waters; 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.
Majors for this Career
- Geology/Earth Science, General
- Hydrology and Water Resources Science
- Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
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Employment of geoscientists and hydrologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. Graduates with a master's degree in geoscience can expect excellent job opportunities, but Ph.D.s may face competition for research and college teaching jobs.
Employment change. Employment growth of 18 percent is expected for geoscientists and hydrologists between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. The need for energy, environmental protection, and responsible land and water management will spur employment demand. Employment in management, scientific, and technical consulting services should continue to grow as more geoscientists work as consultants. These services have increased their hiring of geoscientists in recent years because of increased government contracting and private corporations' need for technical assistance and environmental management plans. Moreover, many geoscientists and hydrologists monitor the quality of the environment, checking for problems such as deteriorating coastal environments and soil and water contamination—all of which will create employment growth for them. An expected increase in highway building and other infrastructure projects will also be a source of jobs for engineering geologists.
Many geoscientists work in the exploration and production of oil and gas. Historically, employment of petroleum geoscientists has been cyclical and affected considerably by the price of oil and gas. When prices are low, oil and gas producers curtail exploration activities and may lay off geo...
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