I am currently taking urban planning in my second year, and I am mostly interested in the physical and financial aspect of planning developments, drawing them out, marketing them, selling them, and profiting from them. My specific interests are in suburban developments and making attractive communities for people to buy. In high school, I would draw out communities on paper. That is what drew me to planning, but I have always wrestled between it and business.
I have found my schooling to be more on revitalizing old areas, the social issues of planning, and focusing on how bad suburbia is to the environment/social classes etc. All in all, its been a very marxist brainwashing Ive found.
In a career, I want to be able to work the long hours, have vast opportunities at advancement, moving up the ladder, drawing and designing my own projects, and being able to take on a managerial role. I dont have an interest in how to plan for seniors in a city or broad overarching social themes.
Is there plenty of jobs in the private sector in city planning that I could take or should I go in a different direction?
I am thinking of finishing my urban studies degree and getting a masters degree in management to have a practical business sense, but dont know if I should do that or city planning for a masters.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!