City Planning Aide

Compile data for use by Urban Planner in making planning studies.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do City Planning Aides do?

Compiles data for use by URBAN PLANNER in making planning studies: Summarizes information from maps, reports, field and file investigations, and books. Traces maps and prepares statistical tabulations, computations, charts, and graphs to illustrate planning studies in areas, such as population, transportation, traffic, land use, zoning, proposed subdivisions, and public utilities. Prepares and updates files and records. May answer public inquiries, conduct field interviews and make surveys of traffic flow, parking, housing, educational facilities, recreation, zoning, and other conditions which affect planning studies.


Should I be a City Planning Aide?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Planning Aide, Planning Assistant, Planning Intern

    How to become a City Planning Aide

    Most City Planning Aides have a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:abx9lf&chl=|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%2818%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2848%25%29|master%27s+%2829%25%29|doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,48
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