Agricultural Engineer

"Ranchers are us!" By: Brice Destree Hour: 2

Basic Information about Agricultural Engineers

  • Earn $52,340 a year
  • Need a bachelors degree in Agricultural engineering
  • Many have a masters degree or higher
  • Need a license in some states
  • About 12% are self employed
  • Work in labs or on farms
  • Work on solving problem in planting, harvesting, and storing crops
  • Work with farmer and ranchers
  • Work 40 hours a week
  • Agricultural engineers get more responsibilities and higher pay as they gain experience

Pros and Cons


  • Working outside and inside
Because than you are not stuck inside in a lab all day
  • Ability to work in a wide variety of industries

Because of skills and knowledge that you learned can be use in other jobs

  • Working with others to solve problems
Because I enjoy work to solve problems with other people


  • Project-based work can lead to frequent relocation
Because you can not settle down in one places
  • Extensive licensing requirements
Because you may have to take more tests
  • High stress do to time deadlines
Because you will be stress a lot

What do you need to do in High School and College to succeed in this career?

High School class you should take Agronomy, Calculus, Physics, Statistics and Probability, and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra.

College class you should take

  • Agricultural Power and Machinery
  • Agricultural Process Engineering
  • Agricultural Structures Design
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Dynamics
  • Electric Power and Controls
  • Electronic Circuits

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Address: 500 Lincoln Drive Madison, WI 53706-1380


University of California - Los Angeles

Address: 405 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90095


Pros and Cons

Pro: can get scholarships from soccer

Pro: you only need a 28 on the ACT

Pro: in a big city

Con: you have to take the SAT

Con: have to pay out of state Tuition

Con flying home on vacation

Michigan State University

Address: East Lansing, MI 48824


Pros and Cons:

Pro: Big campus (5192 acres)

Pro: need a 26 on the ACT

Pro: can get a scholarship from soccer

Con: have to pay out of state tuition

Con: not in major city

Con: need to take the SAT

Associations/Professional Organizations

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

address: 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085

phone number: (269) 429-0300


American Society for Engineering Education

Address: 1818 N Street N.W. Suite 600

Phone number: (202) 331-3500


Job Advertisement

Do you like solving problems and work with farmers, ranchers. Then a Agricultural Engineers is for you. You make 47,720 to 110,530 in Wisconsin a year. You need a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering. You will work in labs although some you may work at construction sites or on farms. You work 40 hour a week. You will Develop systems to provide food and solve problems with planting, harvesting, and storing crops. This is a competitive job to get so call now at 818-501 crops.

Work cited

Agricultural engineer. Create a Career. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016. <>.