I'd like to do something broadly concerned with construction, and the masters degrees I'm mainly considering are town planning, surveying and perhaps landscape architecture.
As town planning seems to be a relatively small profession, when I've searched for opinions on it, there doesn't seem to be much and the posts I have come across on various forums seem to be negative, with people mostly complaining about the lack of jobs available in planning and the relatively low salaries compared with other professions that require a masters degree.
I've had a look at what planning jobs there are on different job search sites and to be honest it seems quite limited, especially for a graduate planner with no experience.
In contrast, there seems to be vastly more jobs available for graduate surveyors and even landscape architects seem to be more sought after than planners.
Another problem is that as planning is mostly public sector, mainly local authority based, recruitment seems quite limited at the moment due to government cuts and it seems unlikely that that situation is going to change for the remainder of this government.
Basically my question is do people here think a masters degree in town planning is worth doing and is it likely to lead to a stable and reasonably paying career, or should I just forget town planning and study something frankly more widespread and sought after?
Town planning masters degree - worth doing?
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