I have followed Cyburbia for years as a business person with a strong interest in planning. I have reached a bit of a crossroads (time to pursue graduate studies even if I stick with business) and am seriously considering enrolling in a MUP program with a goal of changing career paths.
This will sound pretentious, but I have always put a lot of pressure on myself to make a lot of money and have never thought of planning as a very lucrative field. Am I being unfair? Are their paths I could still pursue within planning if I am unwilling to sacrifice with regard to disposable income? What sort of salary ranges would I be looking at?
Seeing as how I am new to the field, I would be interested in almost any suggestion and would be willing to pursue a variety of paths, including public, private, pursuing a phd annd teaching at the university level, or consulting work if it allowed me to get into the field on a full time basis. I am also thinking about going for my masters in business before revisiting these thoughts and would be interested to know if anyone has ever come across any MBA planners.
I know this post is a bit off the wall but would really appreciate any thoughts that the community has. Thanks very much for your help.