I have a Civil Engineering Bachelors Degree and have been working as an Engineer in the General Contracting industry for two (2) years now. I recently applied to grad school for an Urban Planning Masters program for a start date of this fall at a few schools and was accepted by all of them. I am 24 years old and currently making $53,000 a year. Although I make decent money for my age, I am not particularly fulfilled in my current field and don't think that the path I am on will get any more exciting or interesting. I am also aware that Civil Engineering and General Contracting are in some ways related to the world of planning.
Anyways, I just wanted to get some fed back on whether any of you believe it would be a wise choice, both financially (although money isn't everything) and career wise, to spend the time and money to go to graduate school in Urban Planning for two (2) years. I have read as much about the job prospects and career opportunities as possible, but I wanted to put out my specific case for feedback. Any and all comments, feedback, criticism or insight would be greatly appreciated.
I need to make this decision soon, and although I am not worried about the path I end up choosing, it is a very big decision for me and my family.
Thank you all so much.