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.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

23260

Job Openings By 2020

10200

Growth Rate

-2.9%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth