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Urban and Regional Planner

Be a change agent. As an urban, or regional, planner, you’ll help develop land use plans to create, expand or revitalize communities. An urban planner has a lot of responsibilities. After all, this is the person who works to help build a community.

You’ll meet with public officials, developers and the community to discuss and make plans for future growth, whether it’s transforming an empty property into the newest shopping center or determining if your community has enough roadways for future population growth.

An urban planner analyzes data from market research, censuses and economic and environmental studies. You will also be an expert in zoning and building codes, environmental regulations and other legal issues.

Most urban planners have a bachelor’s degree in economics, geography, political science or environmental design before getting a master’s degree from an accredited urban or regional planning program.


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Careers in service to our community.

To serve, protect and defend. If you feel called to a career in human and public service, there are many different avenues you can explore. From front line responders and social workers to city planners and environmental scientists, all play a crucial role in the well-being of our communities. For some of these positions, you’ll need a certificate or short-term training, while for others you’ll need more advanced training or a bachelor’s degree.

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Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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