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Urban and regional planners
Description: Urban and regional planners develop programs that encourage growth in certain communities and regions. They make plans for the best use of land and study the area's schools, hospitals, parks, roads, and other facilities to see if they meet the needs of the community. They also deal with legal codes and environmental issues. They often travel to inspect the features of the land to help in their planning.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 30 math topics Urban and regional planners need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Probability
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Powers and Roots
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Linear Equations
Linear Inequalities
Coordinate Graphing 2D
Linear Systems
Algebraic Representation
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Right Triangle Trigonometry
Make/Use 3D Drawings
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning
Mathematical Modeling