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Agricultural Engineers In Demand

General Information

Description

Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

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

Industry areas

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$83,260

State-by-state Salary

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$103,170
$32,960
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 69%
  • Master's degree 11%
  • Post baccalaureate 11%
  • Doctoral degree 7%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.

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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

Knowledge

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

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