Environmental scientist and hydrologistWhat they do: Study the Earth to protect the environment, examine land and water to determine not only what damages have occurred but what hazards lay ahead, and provide advice on what can be done to reduce the damage and prevent future damages.
Salary range: $35,630 to $99,320 (environmental scientist) / $42,450 to $101,270 (hydrologist)
Education/experience: Bachelor's degree in environmental science, hydrology, or a similar natural science at minimum; master's degree is encouraged.
Growth forecast: With global warming being a hot-topic issue, environmental scientists and hydrologists will be needed to examine the effects humans have had on the land and water according to the BLS. Furthermore, these scientists will also be consulted on how to rebuild the ecosystem and prevent future damage.