Urban and Regional Planners

Urban and regional planners assist in the development and redevelopment of a city, metropolitan area, or region. They work to preserve historical buildings, protect the environment, and help manage a community's growth and change. Planners evaluate individual buildings and city blocks, and are also involved in the design of new subdivisions, neighborhoods, and even entire towns. There are approximately 38,400 urban and regional planners working in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Government
  • Social Studies
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Realistic
Licensure/Certification Recommended

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