Park Planner

What do they do? Plan all aspects of public park use.

Description: An interest in a variety of fields and a knack for understanding people are musts for park planners. Although much of their work is done alone at the drafting table or in the field, planners, who often work within government agencies, also work with others to coordinate and carry projects to completion. A solid understanding of tree species helps planners select the most appropriate and desirable species to fulfill a variety of needs, from shade to beauty.

Education: Qualification and licensing depends on the employing organization. Typically, a four-year degree and experience are required.

Salary: Starting mid-$30,000s; high of $40,000 with experience.