I just got accepted to the USC school of planning, policy, and development graduate school. My undergrad is in Electrical Engineering and I can't find a job; and yes Ive applied everywhere from Kansas, Namibia, to Nepal.
One thing that concerned me about Planning is that I read an economic development weblog stating that economic development does not pay enough to support a "growing family." What is the starting pay for someone in economic development, urban planning? outside California, since its hard for me to calculate California expenses.
Is Urban planning becoming saturated? I hear it is a hot field.
What planning discipline has the highest starting salary with some prospects of finding a job? I might get some sneers, but planning would be a pay cut even if it is a theoretical one.
And I don't trust the business outlook report, looking at the electrical engineering section I can tell it is very misleading and has many ommissions.
Is there any planning disciple that could be complemented with Electrical Engineering?
How time consuming is something like economic development? When I was in Electrical Engineering, I barely had a life.