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  1. #1
    Cyburbian Plus
    Jun 2003

    Another article describing/mentioning the profession

    Looking for a new career? Consider these seven hidden gems

    Jobs that impress strangers and make your parents giddy with pride may not be the best for you. Whether you're starting out or changing careers, lesser-known alternative careers may offer lower pressure, better hours and greater personal satisfaction. Here's a look at seven hidden-gem careers:

    If architecture is your passion but you want an under-the-radar career:

    Urban planners look at the bigger picture of land use and growth of urban and suburban areas. Local governments employ most urban planners. A career change from architecture is not simple: You'll need a master's degree from an accredited program in urban or regional planning or a related field, such as urban design, environmental planning or geography. The median urban planner salary was nearly $62,000 in 2009, according to the BLS.
    I don't know about impressing friends,
    Parent pride is that I am employed w/ benefits.
    For me it was not an alternative but selected choice.
    With a Masters and after 18 yr still make less than the median.

    Are we still under the radar ?

  2. #2
    Oct 2007
    San Diego, CA
    We should discourage people from publishing articles talking up urban planning. I'm not above a little trade protectionism.

  3. #3
    Jul 2009
    Colo Front Range
    Quote Originally posted by Cismontane View post
    We should discourage people from publishing articles talking up urban planning. I'm not above a little trade protectionism.
    The economy is doing a good job of that.

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    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Jan 2005
    Hang on Sloopy...land
    It seems we are always an up and coming profession. We are always one of the "top jobs".

    Not sure if we are even wanted by the general public at this point, let alone a top job. The article should mention that many governors are looking to make Urban Planning a much less attractive job by cutting benefits and paying less. If you enjoy working long hours and getting paid less than what you originally signed on for, all the while being told that your job isn't as valuable as someone who is in the private sector - Urban Planning is for you!
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