I am trying to decide what to study after high school. I want to know what is the difference between a planner and a planning technician. Who is actually responsible for doing things like designing a subdivision and site plan? I am more interested in doing design work. I have a choice of taking a planning technician program for a diploma or a urban and regional planning program for a bachelor's degree. Can someone please help me out? Do planners and planning technicians in the private sector usually make more money than public sector?