Hydrogeological Engineer

The professionals who study the movement of ground water and how it is affected by environmental problems how it is lacking in supply and how it is influenced by humans are called hydrogeological engineers. According to www.mtech.edu there is a shortage of hydrogeological engineers who have the necessary skills to solve water-related problems on a massive scale. The demand for fresh water is high and many parts of the world do not have an ample supply of non-contaminated water to provide residents. Without a sufficient supply of fresh water populations of both humans and animals will die. Therefore the job of hydrogeological engineers is not just important – – it’s essential. Some of the typical job duties of a hydrogeological engineer include conducting tests on underground water samples to make sure it is not contaminated investigating areas for well sites and making recommendations on how to keep an underground water supply safe from potential hazards. When environmental disasters occur such a chemical spill a hydrogeological engineer is assigned to oversee the clean up to ensure it is completed properly safely and effectively. A hydrogeological engineer s not the same as a hydrologist because a hydrogeological engineer studies ground water and how it flows underground through rocks and soil. A hydrologist studies water that exists above ground. In order to become a hydrogeological engineer a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is necessary. The subjects that must be studied in college include geology chemistry physics civil engineering and environmental engineering. The website www.salaryexpert.com reports that the average yearly salary for a hydrogeological engineer is between $48561 and $67585.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $58073
High Salary: $67585
Low Salary: $48561
Tasks: Studies the movement of underground water.
Analyzes water supply problems.
Designs water wells.
Helps to solve water contamination issues.
Also Called: Hydrologist
Environmental Engineer
Additional Resources: http://www.mtech.edu/gradschl/programs/hydro_eng.html