A hydrogeologist is a person who studies the location, movement, and quality of water formations that are below the surface of the earth. All the research and findings that a hydrogeologist is involved in, get used by mining, construction, and manufacturing companies.

Career Details

Daily hydrogeologists are involved in several duties such as investigating ways to test the water, checking the licenses of people who construct wells, and supplying water to others. Inspect the design and function of a well, and hydrogeologists study the groundwater, and how it moves through the soil. 

At times hydrogeologists can also be involved in the clean-up of spills and contamination in the water.

Skills required for this career:
  • An excellent level of numeracy 
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent teamwork abilities 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
Study options:
  • B.Sc. Hydrology
  • B.Sc. Environmental and Water Science
  • B.Sc. Geology
  • B.Sc. Earth Sciences 
  • Environmental and engineering consultancies 
  • Research organizations
  • Water supply companies
  • Mining organizations
  • Waste disposal companies
  • Renewable energy companies