I am getting close to acquiring my bachelors degree in Political Science and have been contemplating on the subject of my future choices. I realize, by now, that getting a good (or even any) job with Bachelors in Polisci is close to impossible and have been planning on getting a Masters in Political Science. However, just today I've stumbled upon a Masters program in my college on Urban Planning and have realized that this is where I should go. I've been interested in city development as a hobby for around four years now, I'm familiar with a lot of the aspects of urban development, city zoning etc. but, surprisingly, haven't thought about a career in Urban Planning until now because I've always thought of it as more of a hobby.
I am extremely new to this field and don't really know anything about it career-wise and if I understand correctly there are the following subfields available:
land use, environmental planning, housing, community development, economic development, historic preservation, international development, urban design, transportation planning, or geographic information systems
I would appreciate absolutely any advice/tip on which of these fields are in demand and which provide better financial rewards? Or at least point me in the direction where to look for answers to these questions.
Naturally my strategy is to pinpoint the field with the best ratio of job availability to higher pay and throw in my interest, although from the first look on it I'm interested in all of these.
Thanks a lot in advance to anyone who may reply. Even if you're in the similar situation, perhaps we could share the progress of our expansion of the knowledge.
P.S. Great forum, I'm very glad to have found it.