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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Urban & regional planners and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs is the industry that employs the most Urban & regional planners, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Urban & regional planners, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Urban & regional planners are paid most in Cathedral City, Palm Springs & Rancho Mirage Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Portland City (Central East) PUMA, OR.


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Demographic information on Urban & regional planners in the US. The average age of male Urban & regional planners in the workforce is 44.4 and of female Urban & regional planners is 43.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Urban & regional planners is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Urban & regional planners from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Urban & regional planners is Social Sciences but a relatively high number of Urban & regional planners hold a major in Agriculture.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Urban & regional planners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Urban & regional planners need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Judgment and Decision Making, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Urban & regional planners need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Urban & regional planners from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Urban & regional planners are expected to see a growth of 12.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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