I joined Cyburbia for a few reason, mostly those on career development. My 3 years of experience in planning has had me in a land trust, a municipality, and now at the county. The land trust was most enjoyable because I was one part planner, one part GIS and mostly spent my day outside looking at properties.
Now I'm at the county level, the benefits are nice, the salary sucks, and I miss the sunlight.
I find that a multitude of jobs prefer graduate level education, but I'm not so sure I want to pigeon hole myself into planning. Design would be fun, but I can learn that in my free time. Drafting would be useful, but a salary cut.
Construction Management seems worthwhile. Could be applied to public works, planning, parks and recreation, private and public sectors, code enforcement, natural resources, etc.
By the time I'd actually apply for such a program I'd have 4-5 years experience in planning (and be out from under my undergraduate loans), and would probably continue in planning while in school. Future positions could be in planning based on experience or else-where based on education.