I am considering a career in planning - However, there are certain things that I value in a career and I'm not sure planning meets my requirements. I hope you could help me;
1) I would prefer a career that is global and mobile; I would like to experiencing living in other countries/cities, for example London, England, etc.. Given planning is a licensed profession, how difficult would it be to transfer and aquire jobs in foreign countries? Basically, I want to know if planning is flexible enough when it comes to travel and living abroad. Do you know if it would be better to gain a planning degree abroad or here in the US given my interests?
Does one need to be licensed to find work abroad?
2) I'm wondering if a career in planning would allow me to live in the NYC area, as I have family there and I would prefer to live here. Are jobs plentiful in the area? Or is it a difficult matter to get a job in the private sector there?
3) I would like to travel abroad on business to other developed cities - not develping countries. Does planning offer any opportunity for international travel on the job?
4) I would prefer to work in the private sector rather than the public sector -- I also would like to do work involving urban design in a private company rather than with a city council, etc.. Given that I would like to stay in the NYC area, what are the possibilites of getting a job in the private sector?
Where can I get some information on what an average day is like for a private sector planning professional?