I have another very important question for you seasoned industry insiders. Which sector has more opportunity for growth and promotion in the industry, public or private? I have received a job offer from an engineering/landscape architecture firm and will likely receive an offer from a county development review department. Both positions are entry level and deal with permits and zoning review whether itís accepting applications or researching them. The question is, happy are you in each field? Which field do you tend to gravitate?
I hope there are a decent number of private planners on Cyburbia; I'm new so not as familiar with the community here. My feeling is that the private firm may offer more benefits, advancement potential, and a better work environment (this office seems very cordial and relaxed). Which side of the development counter would you rather be, accepting or preparing applications?
Maybe I got off point a bit, I'm interested in knowing which field you all prefer but am primarily interested in which sector has more growth opportunity.
My own long term goals involve a MURP degree and ending up in a career focused more on urban design than a policy.