I could use any advice/opinions while weighing my options about changing careers. Im currently a second year attorney practicing insurance defense. I am thinking of making a career change and going back to school to get a masters in urban planning, but before I do I want to really explore all my options. I have a tone of questions so I guess I will just list them. Any help is greatly appreciated!
1. I have no economic, mathmatical, or architecture background. I was an English major in undergrad, and then obviously I got my JD. Will this be a hinderance? Are strong math skills essential to the career?
2. Must you attend a school in the area in which you would like to get a job, and in the same vein are there certain areas/locals where it is easier to find a job?
3. Does anyone have an opinion on Rutgers' masters program?
4. Right now I do insurance defense work. Would it be advisable for me to switch to municipal work or commercial real estate for a couple of years before going back to school?
5. Is it difficult to get a job after graduation from a masters program? Is the field very competitive?
Again any help is appreciated!