Planning and Development

Working in planning and development allows you to solve problems creatively and to visualize spaces and three-dimensional concepts for use by communities and individuals. These fields often require that you have some technical and creative skills as well as an ability to work with clients and stakeholders. You can build the skills needed to pursue a planning and development career through hands-on experience beyond the classroom. It is best to find a career that will fit your own unique interests, skills, and values.

Some possible job titles include:

  • Development and Planning Analyst
  • Planning Technician
  • Planning and Development Coordinator
  • Architect
  • Surveyor
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • City Planner
  • Cartographer
  • Geographer

Areas of Interest

The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides detailed information about career options in urban and regional planning, architecture, landscape architecture, land surveying, cartography, geography and interior design.

Related fields

If you have an interest in planning and development careers, you might also be interested in exploring careers in: engineering and computer science, law and public policy, business and management, government, international and nonprofit.

Visit the ICC and Meet with an Advisor

For further guidance narrowing down your career interests, you can schedule an advising appointment. Our advising page has a list of all ICC advisors or you can review the list of undergraduate advisors below: