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    Default Agricultural Engineer?

    Agricultural Engineer..
    Do you have another word for this job?

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    Farmer?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    ----- I am not an ESL teacher anymore -----

    A farmer does not need necessarily to attend college, as far as I know.

    I think "agricultural engineer" is fine, it is used for instance in Agricultural engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Neither does a "sanitation engineer" (another name for a janitor) necessarily attend college.

    (That said, agriculture engineer may be the single appropriate term for this.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Neither does a "sanitation engineer" (another name for a janitor) necessarily attend college.

    (That said, agriculture engineer may be the single appropriate term for this.)
    OK, so please apology my ignorance.
    I thought that any engineer had to attend college.
    I thought it was necessary to have a degree to be an engineer.

    The reason I thought so was because that is the way it is in my country.
    In Brazil when someone is said to be an engineer it is tacitly assumed he has a college degree.

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    But you should also realize that in the US, a lot of job titles are ... hmmm... how shall I say this? Made to sound loftier than they are.

    An electrical engineer, industrial engineer, mechanical engineer, biomedical engineer, chemical engineer, civil engineer, etc. absolutely has gone to college for a degree.

    A "sanitation engineer" is a fancy name for a custodian/janitor.
    An "agriculture engineer" COULD be (though not necessarily is) a farmer.
    I"m trying to think of other jobs in that class, but it's after midnight and I'm drawing a blank. Perhaps some of my American colleagues here will chime in with other examples.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    domestic engineer - a housewife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    But you should also realize that in the US, a lot of job titles are ... hmmm... how shall I say this? Made to sound loftier than they are.

    An electrical engineer, industrial engineer, mechanical engineer, biomedical engineer, chemical engineer, civil engineer, etc. absolutely has gone to college for a degree.

    A "sanitation engineer" is a fancy name for a custodian/janitor.
    An "agriculture engineer" COULD be (though not necessarily is) a farmer.
    I"m trying to think of other jobs in that class, but it's after midnight and I'm drawing a blank. Perhaps some of my American colleagues here will chime in with other examples.
    Many farmers do go to college, fortunately. But, an "agricultural engineer" is generally someone who constructs and maintains agricultural equipment and systems, and who would have studied agricultural engineering at a college of agriculture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    domestic engineer - a housewife?
    Yes!
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    Default Re: Agricultural Engineer?

    I found this word' agronomer'

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