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Career information and college search tools for urban and regional planners and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

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Urban and Regional Planners Skills

Below are the skills needed to be urban and regional planners according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension44.38
Active Listening44
Speaking3.884
Critical Thinking3.884.25
Judgment and Decision Making3.884.25

Urban and Regional Planners Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be urban and regional planners according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Expression4.124.62
Oral Comprehension44.38
Written Expression44.25
Written Comprehension44.38
Deductive Reasoning3.884

Urban and Regional Planners Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be urban and regional planners according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
English Language4.315.06
Law and Government4.174.39
Administration and Management3.894.69
Geography3.865.34
Communications and Media3.693.97

Urban and Regional Planners Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being urban and regional planners according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Developing Objectives and Strategies4.665.89
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization4.636.11
Getting Information4.615.31
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.535.44
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.515.43

Urban and Regional Planners Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being urban and regional planners according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.83
Dependability4.54
Cooperation4.54
Analytical Thinking4.49
Persistence4.34

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Urban and Regional Planners

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Urban and Regional Planners jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1,910 $96,780
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1,230 $94,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue1,170 $86,940
San Diego-Carlsbad620 $84,530
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade590 $78,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach580 $74,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington580 $75,410
Austin-Round Rock550 $66,460
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson470 $70,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale450 $77,440

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to urban planners

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 22.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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