Want to work outdoors, in a lab, or in front of a computer? Want to work on solving practical problems in the environment? Want to be a geoscientist with job prospects after graduation? Become a hydrologist.
Over the past 18 months, hydrology hires have increased 30%, while geology hires have decreased by an equal amount. US News and World Report also lists hydrologist as one of the 50 best careers for 2010. According to US News, “There were 8,100 hydrologist jobs in 2008, and employment should grow more than 18 percent by 2018.”