Sustainability has become a vital aspect of many different fields, and particularly in transportation. Graduates of the Master of Sustainable Transportation program often find this type of expertise makes them competitive for a wide variety of jobs and career paths.
Solid Employment Prospects
The rapid growth of urban areas and their transportation systems has spurred a corresponding steady rise in job opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11% increase in urban and regional planning jobs between 2019 and 2029.
According to the BLS, these jobs typically require a master’s degree. In 2019, the median annual salary for these positions was $74,350. Civil engineering, another field that includes aspects of sustainable transportation, is projected to grow by 2% between 2019 and 2029, with a median salary of $87,060.
Graduates are not limited to careers in the fields noted above, or to government transportation departments. Sustainability has become an important role in many corporate environments — the firm GreenBiz noted in a 2018 report the increase in sustainability-related activity from the “margin to the mainstream” in the private sector.
Some of the job roles that our graduates have gone on to fill are:
- Urban and regional planners
- Commuter services professionals
- Transit/transportation planners
- Logistics planners
- Transportation engineers
- Sustainability analyst/coordinator
- Active Transportation Planner
- Bicycle and pedestrian program planners
- Environmental professionals
- Elected officials and policymakers