I am planning to transfer from a community college to a four-year university in the Fall as an Urban Planning major. I have heard many excellent things about the field, that the market is growing and the salary is good, but am starting to have doubts after speaking to a family friend who was ready to pursue a Masters in urban planning but subsequently dropped the idea. He told me that there are not many jobs in the field and the pay is not very good, which contradicts what I have read about it on reliable websites such as the Department of Labor. He is an older gentlemen, probably in his fifties, and considered studying urban planning many years ago.
At this point in time it is too late to change my major unless I am willing to spend several additional years in school. I am probably giving his advice too much weight and am sure there is nothing to worry about, but I would appreciate any assurance from the members of this board.