I'm hoping to find some helpful information regarding careers/jobs in cities, as I'm super confused right now about what I want to do after college.
First, some background information - I'm currently pursuing a BFA in Art/Design (my emphasis is in photography), and I'm also getting a certificate in Digital Arts and Culture. Ideally, I would like to get some kind of creative arts job after college, but I'm a little concerned that it might be extremely difficult to find a job like that. I'm also extremely interested in urban spaces and think something to do with that could be a great fit for me. I'm not sure exactly what I would want to do though.
Reasons why I think a career in urban areas could be good - I've taken a few urban studies and urban geography classes in school, and have enjoyed them and found the content to be interesting. In my free time, I often read about different cities and use street view on Google Maps to see other cities all the time. When I am able to visit other large cities in person, I love experiencing/exploring different neighborhoods.
So essentially, I'm practically equally interested in urban development as I am in art. However, urban planning as a career is a huge turn off for me because I'm not interested at all in politics or laws, and I hate how slow moving the process seems. I'm also not interested in working in the non-profit sector much. I'm more interested in the physical space and experience than I am in city people and their issues. I've been doing a little reading about real estate, and that area actually seems to interest me a bit since one of my biggest interests is neighborhoods. I love reading about various neighborhoods and imagining where I would want to live if I moved to a certain city. When I'm bored, sometimes I draw out an imaginary city map and then section off neighborhoods and mark what areas would be trendy, artistic, middle class, young professionals, etc. I'm also interested in architecture/interior design quite a bit. I actually intended to go to college for architecture toward the end of high school, but eventually lost interest in it as a career. I am still interested in it in a general sense though. I also like reading interior design blogs like Apartment Therapy. So these interests also seem like they would fit into the real estate business a little bit.
I only have 3 semesters of undergrad left, and don't really want to extend that. I considered a second major in Urban Studies but am unsure if it will be beneficial and I would have to stay in undergrad longer. Grad school could potentially be an option, but I'd prefer not to go in right away due to big financial limitations. Does it sound like some sort of real estate career could be good for me? What sort of education would I need? Any other ideas for potential careers? Any input is highly appreciated so I can hopefully stop stressing out about life!