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What Can I do With a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning?

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies 

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

  • Transportation Planner
  • Environmental Planner
  • City Planner
  • Economic Development Director
  • Economic Diversification Coordinator

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degrees

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Internet Sites with Job Search Information for Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degrees

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Places of Employment

Students who earn a master's degree in urban and regional planning develop skills that are valued by employers. These skills include: research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis, and problem solving. Students and alumni may find employment in city, county, state and federal government; the private sector; and educational institutions depending on their skills and experience. Career-related internships may be a prerequisite to finding employment.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested urban and regional planning majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for urban and regional planning majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Miscellaneous

Department of Urban Studies and Planning — Portland State University

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