Employment of agricultural engineers is expected to grow 9 percent between 2010 and 2020, slower than the average for all occupations.
Agricultural engineers are pursuing new areas related to agriculture, such as high-tech applications to agricultural products, water resource management, and alternative energies. However, activity related to designing new machinery and equipment in agriculture also is expected to continue to create employment opportunities.
Demand is also expected to come from United States firms that market their farm technology products to farmers internationally.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition