Hi, I'm considering a career move into planning. I presently work in civil and structural design and drafting and have some limited experience in site design. I have a BA in political science and sociology so I think I have an adequate background to make the next move to go for my MUP.
I found your website recently and I'm very impressed with the friendly and open feedback everyone gives. I hope that you can give me some food for thought.
I have a ton of questions so I'll throw a few out there for your response.
1. Given that there are many different positions for a person in planning, what would you say is the most satisfying and dissatisfying aspects of your job?
2. How would you compare the relaitive worth of an MUP compared to that of a bachelors?
3. What does the future hold for people in planning? Where is it all heading in the next 10-20 years?
4. How would you rate your job satisfaction and perhaps those associated with you?
I have many other questions, but I'll leave it at this for now. Thanks for the honest feedback. I'm chopping at the bit about the possibilities of this career move, but I've been around the block a time or two so I'm holding my breath until I get the scoop from people in the know.