Geology & Hydrology.

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Overview

Geologists and hydrologists work in a variety of fields and settings. Many work in the field, while others work in labs, or in administrative roles. The majority of Bachelor’s degree-level jobs for geologists and hydrologists are in environmental services, followed by oil and gas and the Federal Government.

Watch this video to learn more about careers in geology, and the ASBOG exam.

Salary Info

Salary varies widely depending on role, education level, and location. Here is a sample of 2016 median salaries from the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor:

  • Environmental Scientist: $68,910
  • Geoscientist: $89,780
  • Hydrologist: $80,480

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