Dowsing originated in Germany back when the term “state of the art” could be seen not as a BMW Roadster, but as a forked tree branch being held by a toothless guy who hadn’t bathed in six-weeks. These days, dowers often have more teeth and indoor plumbing. But the skill of dowsing is looked upon by science as being flim-flam; yes it’s the official term. Working as a dowser (and these days its usually old guys with one foot firmly in the ground) involves taking two l-shaped metal rods and using that to look for water. Metal rods? Well, of course, metal rods. The “technology” has advanced from the days of wood!
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook- Poor:
Technology is the enemy of the dowser, AKA the guy with the magic water finding stick. As people become savvier, don’t expect the dowser’s old rotary phone or telegraph to be humming too often.
A Day in The Life:
When a dowser finds water, the dowsing rods cross and form X. After that, just dig and water appears! There is a belief that the human body is what does the detecting. So if you feel as though you might be uniquely attuned to all that water inside of you, then you might be missing your calling working in the century old racket, or profession, depending upon your perspective of dowsing.
Since dowsers are usually self-employed entrepreneurs of sorts, their paycheck is whatever they can get people to pay them for their specific services.
Career Training and Qualifications:
What are the qualifications for dowsers you may ask? That is quite a good question. Being trained by another dowser or picking it up as one goes along are both possible answers to the question of how one trains to become a dowser.