Hydrologists


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.
Also called: Groundwater Consultant, Hydrogeologist, Hydrologist, Research Hydrologist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Scientific Software Group AQUA3D
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Groundwater Software Visual Site Manager
  • Microsoft Access
    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Advanced Logic Technology WellCAD
  • BOSS International Visual Groundwater

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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