I am currently a 2nd year undergrad pursing a sociology degree who is currently interested in community planning.I am a very altruistic person and enjoy working with people on the ground level. Social problems concern me and therefore I would like to be in a profession which allows me to help large groups of people who are in these problems and help create plans which will prevent these problems from reoccurring. From the research I have done, community planning consists of going into the community finding out their issues, drawing up a plan based on their concerns then implementing the plan if allowed by the local government ect. It also includes a lot of face to face interaction with the residents of said area and allows the planner to create programs which incorporate the people living there so they will be a part of the solution. Salary does not matter for me in the beginning, but as I grow older I would like to be able to comfortably support a family.
Is this the line of work I should be in? Or should I look for something else.
Thanks for the Input.
Maister: Seems to be a career-related question. Moved from Economic and Community Development forum. Carry on.