Planning and Community Development

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Case Manager
  • City Planner/Developer
  • Community Relations
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Regulation & Development
  • Historical Preservation
  • Housing Administrator
  • Land Use Specialist
  • Law Enforcement*
  • Lawyer*
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Regional Planner
  • Social Work
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Urban Design/Downtown Development
  • Zoning Administrator

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • County, State, Federal Government
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Historic Preservation Agencies
  • Housing Authorities & Real Estate Firms
  • Law Firms, Consulting Firms
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Parks & Recreation Departments
  • Planning & Development Agencies
  • Transportation Commissions

Minnesota Employers

  • American Mortgage & Equity Consultants
  • Graco
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Minnesota City Jobs
  • Minnesota State University
  • Region Nine Development Commission
  • Senior Helpers
  • Southeastern MN Development Corp
  • St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
  • State of Minnesota
  • Wells Fargo

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$35,000-$48,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Ability to work on team
  • Ability to work with diverse backgrounds
  • Analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Helping others
  • Knowledge of foreign language
  • Leadership
  • Organized
  • Research skills
  • Statistics background
  • Strong writing skills