A lot of the career advice here comes from planners who work for local governments. While that is probably the most likely job one will have, everyone tells me that there are other opportunities for people with planning degrees.
What is it like working for a private firm or a place that does international work? Do you get to do more design work, negotiation, empirical field research? Anyone worked in both sectors; what are the big differences in job tasks?
PS I am about to choose grad schools for planning and I'm trying to think ahead to what kind of job I'd like to have. I've worked for a local planning agency and felt like private developers got to do all of the physical planning while the only thing for our office to do was negotiate neighborhood business taxes. Is this just how it goes??