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Air Traffic Controller


So you want to be an air traffic controller

If you're looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding aviation career, you should investigate becoming an FAA Air Traffic Controller.

Every day of the year, and especially on holidays, more than 15,000 federal controllers at 315 FAA air traffic facilities are on the job, guiding more than 87,000 flights every day across our national airspace system. Do you have what it takes to help us control the skies?

To qualify for the position, you will need to have three years of progressively responsible work experience, or a Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of post-secondary education and work experience that totals three years.

Post-secondary education is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours. For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of education. Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the degree requirements.

For study at a business, technical or trade school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 post-secondary academic year.

Additional minimum requirements:
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Start at the FAA Academy no later than your 31st birthday
  • Pass a medical examination
  • Pass a security investigation
  • Pass the FAA air traffic pre-employment tests
  • Speak English clearly enough to be understood over communications equipment
All vacancies for air traffic control specialist positions are announced via USAJOBS.

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