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Engineering and Technology

Urban and Regional Planners

Design and Maintain the Cities of Tomorrow

Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

513-529-3831

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

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Related Job Titles

City Planner, Community Development Planner, Community Planner, Development Technician, Housing Development Specialist, Neighborhood Planner, Planner, Planning Consultant, Planning Technician, Regional Planner

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 19-3051.00

O*NET Summary
  • $75,950 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 3,700 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • Over 8% Projected growth (much faster than average)

    2019-2029

What you Need to Know

  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — Citilabs TRANPLAN; ESRI What if?; Location allocation decision support system LADSS; Scientific Software Group ModTech
  • Computer aided design CAD software — Autodesk AutoCAD; Bentley MicroStation; Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS; Trimble SketchUp Pro
  • Graphics or photo imaging software — Adobe Systems Adobe Freehand; Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop; Graphics software
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software; Telogis GeoBase
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint

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