The planning job market is finally recovering after the recession left the profession in shambles, but I'm still somewhat nervous about the stability of government jobs in the age of the tea party and budget deficits. As a hypothetical exercise, if needed to find employment on the private-sector side in a non-planner capacity, what options potentially exist?
First one that comes to mind is real estate development and other land acquisition related jobs, partly because my background is in right-of-way consulting. What else is out there?
Additionally, if going back to school to obtain a second degree is also an option, what degree would highly compliment a degree in planning, but also open up new career avenues. I'm thinking MPA. MBA or possibly a degree or certificate in GIS.