I'm sure this question has probably been asked before, and I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum or in "Career Advice", but I'm wondering how necessary Master's degrees are in the field of planning.
Am I taking a big risk if I don't get a Master's degree immediately after getting my bachelor's degree, especially if I'm getting my bachelor's degree in a field like geography, and not planning? Or are there enough employers looking for planners that I should be able to secure a decent job within 6 months of graduating with just a bachelor's degree.
Also, can intern experience (like four summers of it) cancel out not having a Master's degree?
I'd kind of like to make decent money as soon as possible instead of staying in school for seven years straight.