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Occupation Title: Water Resource Specialists

Description: Design or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9121.02

Sample Job Titles:  Hydrogeologist, National Stormwater Leader, Owner, Consulting Engineer, Owner, Professional Engineer, Research Hydraulic Engineer, Senior Group Manager, Senior Hydrogeologist, Senior Water Resources Engineer, VP-Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer, Water Resources Business Segment Leader

Salary Chart Water Resource Specialists

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 45,920
2011: 47,510
2012: 48,560
2013: 51,900
2014: 53,290

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 13,700
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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