Air Traffic Controller Careers
Are you looking for an exciting, rewarding and challenging career in the aviation field? If so, you should consider becoming an air traffic controller. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, controllers are on the job separating aircraft at over 350 locations across the country.
Check out our "ATC Interest Brochure," a look at who we are and what we do.
There are several ways to become an air traffic controller. Many are trained while in the military, and after their service is completed, the FAA can hire them. If not a part of the armed forces, civilians can attend one of the colleges recognized by the FAA. Graduates from the acclaimed colleges then enter the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Academy. After graduating from the Academy, controllers are assigned to different towers and centers around the nation. To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the different air traffic control facilities, click here.
• 30 years of age or younger
• United States citizen
• Become an employee of the Federal Aviation Administration
• Pass a rigid medical examination including, but not limited to, vision,
hearing, substance abuse/dependency, along with a background check
If you would like to learn how to become an air traffic controller, call the FAA at (405) 954-4657 or visit the FAA site for more information, including the list of approved AT-CTI Schools where you can start your degree.
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