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    US News Best Careers 2010

    http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/...planner-2.html
    http://www.usnews.com/money/careers/

    Well it made the 2010 list as well. Looks like they just cut and paste from last years profile. That Median salary is way off, Ive heard since the recession salaries have dropped by 30% and the APA salary survey isnt accurate. Thoughts?

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    With all my beefs with APA, I would never question the accuracy of their works. The next salary survey may reflect the current recession more than last year's data.

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    Those are some pretty funny comments at the bottom. Looks like Stan wrote one of them.
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    I think what is misleading is the amount of urban planner jobs, just because it makes these lists doesnt mean that there are tons of positions open. A large metro may have 3-5 openings every 2 months or so and because many of the allied fields have had many cuts/layoffs over the last 2 years, there is much stiffer competition for jobs.
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    The comments below the article are spot-on. Unfortunately, it's not just US News and World Report echoing the myth that planning is a high-growth profession. University faculty tell students the same types of things (for obvious reasons)... "Don't worry, recessions are actually great times for planners with all the stimulative government spending!"

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    The comments below the article are spot-on. Unfortunately, it's not just US News and World Report echoing the myth that planning is a high-growth profession. University faculty tell students the same types of things (for obvious reasons)... "Don't worry, recessions are actually great times for planners with all the stimulative government spending!"
    Obama and Michelle are leading for people to come work for community development, less paying careers.. What he wont tell you is he'll still give wall street a bailout and could care less if you are unemployed in a low paying career. Looks like US News goes along with the hype for green jobs, etc.

    I did see an article on MSN that architects were the hardest hit by the recession, in which i previously worked in a firm. Cant argue with that, or the fact the majority of firm owners placed too many eggs in the housing bubble.

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    Only thing I got out of stimulus funding was having to work an extra 10-15 hours a week. Being that I am salary and this has been going on for more than a year its getting real old.
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    The woman in the photo in the US News report can't be a planner. First, she knows how to wear a hard hat showing she has been to an actual job site before. Second, she has an actual plan in her hand rather than 8 1/2 x 11 copy of the plan.

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    Quote Originally posted by expat123 View post
    Obama and Michelle are leading for people to come work for community development, less paying careers.. What he wont tell you is he'll still give wall street a bailout and could care less if you are unemployed in a low paying career.
    Dude, as folks have asked before in other threads, can you please save your half-baked political ideas for relevant forums? It's getting old.
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    Dude, as folks have asked before in other threads, can you please save your half-baked political ideas for relevant forums? It's getting old.
    Its a discussion about the career of an urban planner and the future of it. They came out with statements and community initiatives that include the occupation. Politics does cross over with urban planning. Ive worked as a planner in 3 countries and its the same in these 3. Poltical decisions affect the employment, stability and future of the profession. I guess Detroit Planner should be quiet as well, as he complained about the effects of the Stimulus, which is political.

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    Quote Originally posted by expat123 View post
    Its a discussion about the career of an urban planner and the future of it. They came out with statements and community initiatives that include the occupation. Politics does cross over with urban planning. Ive worked as a planner in 3 countries and its the same in these 3. Poltical decisions affect the employment, stability and future of the profession. I guess Detroit Planner should be quiet as well, as he complained about the effects of the Stimulus, which is political.
    No, there is a difference. DP's post was about the stimulus, which is political because it relates to the effects of government policy on the career. Saying things like
    What he wont tell you is he'll still give wall street a bailout and could care less if you are unemployed in a low paying career
    amounts to little more than a cliched political non sequiter... it says absolutely nothing substantial about any specific government policy and its effects. Ad hominem attacks professing to know the president's motives add nothing to the discussion whatsoever and serve only to upset those with different political beliefs.

    If you have something to say about public policy, it would be helpful to do so without denigrating other people's character or pissing off those who disagree with you.
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    Sorry its the truth, urban planners wont get a bailout or any money for additional training. Prove me wrong otherwise dude.

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    Quote Originally posted by expat123 View post
    Poltical decisions affect the employment, stability and future of the profession. I guess Detroit Planner should be quiet as well, as he complained about the effects of the Stimulus, which is political.
    Who said I was complaining? I am still working! Thats better than many these days. It is a bit stressful however.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Who said I was complaining? I am still working! Thats better than many these days. It is a bit stressful however.
    Right On! Hang in there, buddy!

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