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Air Traffic Controllers

Control the flow of air traffic, giving airline pilots clearance for takeoff and landing.

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Well above the statewide median
$83.93 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  3.8%    Read more about outlook


Associate's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Choose optimal transportation routes or speeds.
  • Monitor surroundings to detect potential hazards.
  • Monitor vehicle movement or location.
  • Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement.
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Job Title Examples:

Air Traffic Controller (Enroute Option)
Certified Professional Controller (CPC)
Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS)

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