Air Traffic Controllers

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Occupation Description

Air traffic controllers work to control the movement of air traffic on and within the area of an airport concerning altitude sector and control centers according to conventional procedures and guidelines. They also approve, control, and regulate commercial airline flights according to government or company guidelines to accelerate and guarantee flight safety.

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Required Education

Associate's degree
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