My wife is finishing up her PhD in about a year and one of the top places we'll be seriously looking to live is the Pacific Northwest. We'll be taking a trip out there this summer (NorCal, Oregon, Washington, and B.C.) to kind of scope out and get a feel for Sacramento, San Fran, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver (and places in between) to see where me might like to end up. Since she'll be looking to get on with her career in academia as a professor somewhere, I am seriously considering going back to school to attain a Masters in a planning or real estate related field.
What are some of the schools out there that offer those types of programs? Are there pro's/cons to each?
If I don't go back to school I'd probably be looking for another job in the economic development field. What are the job prospects like? Is it tough to get a job there being an "outsider" from the midwest? I do have 7 years (currently) experience working in a medium sized college town and am AICP certified so hopefully that helps?