Planning specialists are known for having more than just procedures, customer service, and project management. You can read about other common personality traits here:
Now that you have the skills necessary to secure a career in your dream job, we've taken it a step further to figure out what type of education might be necessary or helpful. The results showed that 45.4% of planning specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree. What's more is that 25.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While it may be true that most planning specialists have a college degree, you may find it also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven planning specialists were not college graduates.
The planning specialists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and finance, while a small population of planning specialists studied accounting and marketing.
Once you've graduated with your degree, you're ready to tackle the world as a planning specialist. But where to start? Generally, planning specialists are hired the most by United States Department of Defense, Boeing, and Edison International. Currently, United States Department of Defense has 6 planning specialist job openings, while there are 5 at Boeing and 4 at Edison International.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, planning specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Hess, BP America, and PacifiCorp. Take Hess for example. The median planning specialist salary is $134,664. At BP America, planning specialists earn an average of $126,827, while the average at PacifiCorp is $111,074. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Hess has 0 job listings for planning specialists, BP America and PacifiCorp only have 0 and 2 job listings respectively.
Salaries aside, the most respected planning specialists are working at Apple, US Army, and Boeing. By assessing which schools planning specialists mainly earn their degrees, and comparing that with the companies that have hired a significant number of planning specialists from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, we're able to determine the most prestigious companies.
For the most part, planning specialists make their living in the technology and professional industries. Planning specialists tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $72,520, while they generally only make $70,300 and $69,919 in the health care and automotive industries respectively. Additionally, planning specialists who work in the manufacturing industry make 0.0% more than planning specialists in the retail Industry.