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Agricultural Engineer
Agricultural engineers apply their knowledge of engineering technology and science to agriculture and the efficient use of biological resources.
The Job
Agricultural engineers also are referred to as biological. They design agricultural machinery, equipment, sensors, processes, and structures, such as those used for crop storage. Some specialize in power systems and machinery design, structural and environmental engineering, and food and bio-process engineering.
Work Environment
College Majors
Agricultural Engineering
Minimum Qualifications
Personality traits helpful for this career
Engineers should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented. They should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
Quick Facts
  • 12% Growth Industry
Compensation and Outlook
Agricultural engineers are expected to have employment growth of 12% over the projections decade. Employment growth should result from the need to increase crop yields to feed an expanding population and to produce crops used as renewable energy sources.
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