What types of non-planning jobs need the same transferrable skills as an experienced planner? It doesn't need to even be anything related to planning or development. Maybe it might require a private conversation since each planner is different and each person brings different skills and experience to the table. I am delaying going back to school for a graduate or professional degree until I have exhausted all options, both planning and non-planning. I am not just interested in design, and the MLA/MArch are on hold indefinetely as I consider all other options. I am curious about finance, law, accounting, and other areas, so any and all ideas are welcome.
I scheduled an initial consultation for career assessment at my alumni center downtown next week. I am not throwing in the towel with planning, but I am getting the ball rolling on contigency plans in case things don't work out.