Water Resource Specialists

General Information

Description

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

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit44.70%
  2. Private, not for profit23.50%
  3. State and local government20.79%
  4. Federal government7.73%
  5. Self-employed3.27%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of natural sciences managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 6,000 openings for natural sciences managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$137,940

State-by-state Salary

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$188,240
$49,750
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 50%
  • Bachelor's degree 50%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Geography
  • Computers and Electronics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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