I'm just about finished with college (I'm graduating this spring) with a degree in one of the social sciences. Increasingly, after looking a bit into it, I'm thinking urban planning is something I'm very interested in pursuing as a career-- one that I hadn't really even been aware of before I came to school. If I do go down the planning route, I'd eventually be aiming for a Master's degree, but I both don't think I want to go straight back into school after getting my BA, and want to confirm that planning is actually something I'd like in practice.
My main question is, is it realistic to try to procure a basic-level planning job without a background in the field? I have a lot of diverse work experiences, just not in planning. My ideal situation is to go back to Boston-- my hometown-- but I can be flexible.
Does anyone know if this is at all possible? What kind of thing should I be looking at?
Thanks! I've really been enjoying what I've read on these forums so far. Most of the threads have been interesting and helpful.