I am interested in becoming an urban planner, and more specifically I would like to work in the transit industry. I have recently finished high school and so I have some questions about planning education and jobs.
Does it really matter what I major in for an undergraduate degree? So far, I have assumed that I would obtain a masters degree in planning.
How important is it to attend a school that is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board?
How easy (or hard) is it to find a job in the transit planning area versus the land-use planning areas?
What are the typical duties of a transit planner and a land-use planner? What are the more common types of jobs available in each field?