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Hydrogeologists

ANZSCO ID 234413

Overview

All Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists

  • $2,192 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Hydrogeologists

  • 560 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 27% female Gender Share

Hydrogeologists monitor, measure, analyse and describe the earth's surface and groundwater resources and many aspects of the water cycle, including human use of water resources.

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in environmental science or a related field (such as geology or hydrology) to work as a Hydrogeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Conducts preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with Prospectors, Mining Engineers, Metallurgists, and other mineral scientists and engineers.
  • Prepares and supervises the production of laboratory reports and scientific papers.
  • Conducts studies of the structure, nature and formation of the earth’s crust and the minerals contained in it.
  • Studies and dates fossils and rock strata to develop knowledge of the evolution and biology of life forms, and to assess their commercial applications.
  • Studies the effects of natural events, such as erosion, sedimentation, earthquakes and volcanic activity, on the formation of the earth’s surface and sea beds.
  • Carries out exploration to determine the resources present by sampling, examining and analysing geological specimens, rock cores, cuttings and samples using optical, chemical, electronic and mechanical techniques.
  • Conducts surveys of variations in the earth’s gravitational and magnetic fields to determine its physical features.
  • Investigates the propagation of seismic waves to determine the structure and stability of the earth’s mantle and crust.
  • Studies the causes of earthquakes and other stress states of the earth’s crust.
  • Performs laboratory and field studies as well as aerial, ground and drill hole surveys.

Prospects

Pathways

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in environmental science or a related field (such as geology or hydrology) to work as a Hydrogeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    80% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  2. Geography

    76% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  3. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Chemistry

    70% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  5. English language

    70% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Physics

    70% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. Biology

    70% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  8. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Technical design

    68% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  10. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  11. Education and training

    64% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  12. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Law and government

    56% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    53% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  16. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Building and construction

    46% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  19. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Telecommunications

    37% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  4. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  7. Active listening

    59% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  8. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  13. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  14. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  3. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Problem spotting

    64% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  9. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  10. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  11. Originality

    57% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  12. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Working with numbers

    55% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    82% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  2. Collecting and organising information

    81% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  3. Researching and investigating

    77% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    76% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  8. Communicating with the public

    75% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  10. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    72% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  13. Giving expert advice

    70% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  14. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    67% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    64% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  20. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-2043.00 - Hydrologists.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  6. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Contact with people

    72% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Contact with the public

    70% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    68% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    68% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  18. Time pressure

    67% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Support

    43% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  6. Relationships

    33% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Creative

    43% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-2043.00 - Hydrologists.

All Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists

  • $2,192 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Hydrogeologists

  • 560 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 82% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 27% female Gender Share

Hydrogeologists monitor, measure, analyse and describe the earth's surface and groundwater resources and many aspects of the water cycle, including human use of water resources.

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in environmental science or a related field (such as geology or hydrology) to work as a Hydrogeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks
  • Conducts preliminary surveys of mineral, petroleum and natural gas deposits with Prospectors, Mining Engineers, Metallurgists, and other mineral scientists and engineers.
  • Prepares and supervises the production of laboratory reports and scientific papers.
  • Conducts studies of the structure, nature and formation of the earth’s crust and the minerals contained in it.
  • Studies and dates fossils and rock strata to develop knowledge of the evolution and biology of life forms, and to assess their commercial applications.
  • Studies the effects of natural events, such as erosion, sedimentation, earthquakes and volcanic activity, on the formation of the earth’s surface and sea beds.
  • Carries out exploration to determine the resources present by sampling, examining and analysing geological specimens, rock cores, cuttings and samples using optical, chemical, electronic and mechanical techniques.
  • Conducts surveys of variations in the earth’s gravitational and magnetic fields to determine its physical features.
  • Investigates the propagation of seismic waves to determine the structure and stability of the earth’s mantle and crust.
  • Studies the causes of earthquakes and other stress states of the earth’s crust.
  • Performs laboratory and field studies as well as aerial, ground and drill hole surveys.

You need a bachelor degree in science majoring in environmental science or a related field (such as geology or hydrology) to work as a Hydrogeologist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.

Employers look for Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Engineering and technology

    80% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  2. Geography

    76% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  3. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  4. Chemistry

    70% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  5. English language

    70% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  6. Physics

    70% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  7. Biology

    70% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  8. Computers and electronics

    69% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  9. Technical design

    68% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  10. Customer and personal service

    65% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  11. Education and training

    64% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  12. Administration and management

    60% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  13. Law and government

    56% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  14. Personnel and human resources

    53% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  15. Sales and marketing

    53% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  16. Public safety and security

    50% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  17. Mechanical

    50% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  18. Building and construction

    46% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  19. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Telecommunications

    37% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    64% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Critical thinking

    63% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  4. Writing

    61% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  5. Science

    59% Skill level

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  6. Active learning

    59% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  7. Active listening

    59% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  8. Monitoring

    59% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  9. Speaking

    59% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  11. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  12. Learning strategies

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  13. Systems analysis

    52% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  14. Persuasion

    50% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  16. Time management

    50% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  17. Coordination with others

    48% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  18. Social perceptiveness

    48% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  19. Instructing

    45% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    70% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Inductive reasoning

    66% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  3. Written comprehension

    66% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Oral expression

    66% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  5. Problem spotting

    64% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Deductive reasoning

    64% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  7. Written expression

    63% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Mathematics

    61% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  9. Brainstorming

    59% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  10. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  11. Originality

    57% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  12. Categorising

    55% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  13. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  14. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  15. Working with numbers

    55% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  16. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  17. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  18. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  19. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    45% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Making sense of information and ideas

    82% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  2. Collecting and organising information

    81% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  3. Researching and investigating

    77% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  5. Looking for changes over time

    76% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  8. Communicating with the public

    75% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Thinking creatively

    75% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  10. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  11. Planning and prioritising work

    73% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  12. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    72% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  13. Giving expert advice

    70% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  14. Explaining things to people

    70% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  15. Building good relationships

    70% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    67% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Documenting or recording information

    66% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  18. Coordinating the work of a team

    64% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  19. Assessing and evaluating things

    63% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  20. Working with computers

    58% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-2043.00 - Hydrologists.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    96% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    88% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    87% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  6. Teamwork

    81% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  7. Indoors, heat controlled

    78% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  8. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  9. Letters and memos

    78% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  10. Spend time sitting

    73% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Contact with people

    72% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Contact with the public

    70% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    68% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  15. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    68% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    68% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    68% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  18. Time pressure

    67% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  19. Health and safety of others

    65% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Frequent decision making

    64% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    76% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  5. Support

    43% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  6. Relationships

    33% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Practical

    76% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Creative

    43% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Enterprising

    38% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  6. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-2043.00 - Hydrologists.
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