According the U.S. Department of Labor, the median income of an agricultural engineer was $74,000 in 2012. It was also noted that this field of work is growing at a slower than average pace among occupations.
Agricultural engineers contribute to a variety of areas, including raising foods that thrive in water, known as aquaculture, and forestry, where they may be involved in planning and orchestrating better animal environments. To become an agricultural engineer, a bachelor's degree is required, and many employers prefer some kind of practical experience. This experience can be obtained through cooperative-education programs from colleges and universities that offer agricultural engineering or biological engineering degrees.