I do consider myself quite creative. Yes, I know that sounds extremely snobbish. But I daresay my two strong skills are spatial imagination, and linking ideas. As in, find out what caused this to happen, and what links that to that, in quite a creative way. If you can think of any other careers which I can use those two skills, please shout them out literally.
Yes, I am focusing solely upon the whole Urban Planner as a job title. While not considering the other roles I could play with such a degree. Reason for this is simply not knowing that the other careers exist. As long as I can get a good paying job with a degree, which will give me a good quality life with enough savings to retire comfortably, I will be happy.
What I am going to do, is do a BA in Sociology and Political Science. Afterwards, do a 1.5 professional Masters in Environmental and Town Planning. I want to be both accredited by the Planning Institute and the Environmental Institute, so I will not be stuck in a rut. I am going down the line of flexibility and adaptability are the skills for the future. I can be charismatic if I want to be, albeit I do get tired of occasionally. My ultimate goal would be to open up a consultancy if I do go the Urban Planning path, so I guess that is done with the Entrepreneurship.
However, I am just worried. Most of the Urban Planning jobs are posted by councils. Fair enough. But they are mostly on fixed term contracts, such as 3 years. I hope to settle down and have a family etc. Stay put in the one place for so many years. Hopefully, this profession will enable such a lifestyle.
I just have to laugh over the discussion concerning my gender.
Also, this is the Masters I am considering: http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/mc072