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Before starting any project, it is critical to list down the scope and objectives and make a detailed plan on the activities involved in the successful execution of the project. With a degree in planning, you could outline the plan for your organisation!

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$44,579-$104,030: annual income range of planning professionals

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7% growth in employment rate expected for planners this decade

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44% of planners work private sector, while 56% works in the public sector


Planning professionals currently working in the US

The study of planning has its roots in geography, social welfare, landscape architecture, engineering, law, and government reform studies. Planning encompasses several disciplines from the social sciences. The discipline emphasises the development of people in society. In planning studies, the focus areas include environmental planning and management, land development planning, and urban design. During your degree, you’ll learn about the management of cities growth, transportation systems, recreational parks, and more.
First and foremost, you must have a knack solve problems. Secondly, you should have a strategic mindset that enables you to see the bigger picture and come up with long-term strategies. If you think you have these two traits, you have the required ingredients to become a successful strategic planning professional.
There are a number of different programs being offering in planning including Community development, long-range planning, economic development, natural resources planning, food systems planning, disaster recovery planning, housing, land use and code enforcement, parks and recreation, transportation planning, and urban design are a few to name. You may opt for a bachelor or master’s program. Some institutions also offer diploma programs in planning.

A 4 year bachelor’s program in planning on average costs $28, 216 per year. As for a master’s degree, the average tuition fee per year is $18,751.
A career in the field of planning is promising in terms of career growth. The demand for planning professionals is projected to increase by 11% over the next 6 years! Because it is a perennially in-demand profession, there are a number of universities programs offering post-graduate studies in this field. Just make sure to acquire industry experience during your degree through internships and you’re on a career trajectory for success.
There is a wide range of career options to choose from for students who wish to pursue an education in Planning.

Project Manager

A project manager is someone who sets the timeline for a project and oversees its implementation. They plan and supervise all the tasks of the project. Since they lead, their communication skills must be on point. They coordinate with clients, vendors, contractors, employees and community managers. Tasks like understanding clients’ needs, budget, and timeline and then advising them on the best possible course of action are all part of a project manager’s duties.

Urban Planner

Those who serve as urban planners have a transformational impact on society. Urban planners or city planners are responsible for helping communities to use land and resources as effectively as possible. They are hired to advise and help plan different infrastructure projects and manage the growth of communities in a certain vicinity. They find abundant job opportunities to work in both the public and private sectors.

Operations Manager

An operation manager performs higher-level human resource duties. Their responsibilities include hiring, productivity, quality control and so on. Operations managers work closely with the project director to design an operational budget for a firm. They also manage performance audits and create reports to track the quality of their service. They must be technology savvy to make their work efficient.

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