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Air Traffic Controllers


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

Air Traffic Controllers control air traffic on and near airports. The authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations. They also work to make sure flights are safe.

Wages $74.93 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Fair
Education & Training Associate's degree is needed for entry.
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Career Pathways Transportation Operations
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