Urban planners develop plans to assist in the growth, revitalization, development, and redevelopment of cities, metropolitan areas, and rural communities. Urban planners often help government officials with decisions concerning social, economic, and environmental problems. They also work to preserve historic buildings and help manage community growth and development. The following occupations represent some occupations available to urban planning and development majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Adjuster Appraiser Architect Assessor Budget Manager City Planner Civil Engineer College/University Professor Community Relations Coordinator Congressional Aide Construction Manager Consumer Safety Inspector Cost Containment Specialist Customer Service Representative Education Administrator Environmental Manager Environmental Engineer Facility Manager Financial Analyst Forester and Conservationist Geographer Groundskeeper Housing and Community Development Planner Human Resources Manager International Development Planner Investment Banker Landscape Architect Lawyer Loan/Mortgage Officer Nonprofit Administrator Park Naturalist Park Ranger Policy analyst Political Scientist Property Manager Public Relations Director Real Estate Agent Surveyor Traffic Controller Urban Planner Writer
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism (OCC GOV 7)Career Worth Planning (OCC 220.6)Careers in Architecture (OCC 11.9)Careers in Focus: Architecture & Building (OCC 12.3)Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (JS JO 12-16)Guide to Careers in Community Development (OCC 220.7)Guide to America’s Federal Jobs (GOV 2)Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Landscape Architecture, Botanical Gardens, and Arboreta (OCC 12.5)
BSU College of Architecture: http://www.bsu.edu/planning/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.orgAmerican Planning Association: http://www.planning.orgAmerican Society of Civil Engineers: http://www.asce.orgInternational City/County Management Association: http://www.icma.orgNational Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials: http://www.nahro.org
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