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Q&A: How do you become an air traffic controller?

by tom44 on May 23, 2013

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Question by scottwallymac: How do you become an air traffic controller?
Already a private pilot. And being an air traffic controller is NOT a career goal of mine or anything. I’m just curious to know what they have to go through to get that job, if anyone knows. Especially the ones who work at big airports such as Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, etc. I have a lot of respect for the job and just want to know. That is all.

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Answer by Girl Demented.
It’s supposed to be the most stressful job in the world, i had a lecturer though that was one it only took him 3 years to qualify, easier than qualifying as a pilot i believe.

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6 thoughts on “Q&A: How do you become an air traffic controller?

  1. Chonged in SoCal says:

    there is a school for that, but I read an article about the longevity of such a career, although highly stressful and in demand, it has a high probability of being replaced by computers.

  2. Micah J says:

    My sister is doing that and it really hasnt taken that long.Shes in school in Miami,and started less than a year ago and shes already doing an intership.then she has to go for 3 months to a school up north for the rest of the training.You apply to specific areas of the country.If you prefer alaska they will send you.you pick the state.And once you are hired thats it.You usually dont transfer out and get another job in air traffic control.you keep your job till you retire..

  3. Dejablue says:

    Yeah, It’s highly stressful. Also, if something like a collision happens (almost never) you’re almost always to blame.

  4. Candid LoveBug says:

    one of my bestestest friend is an ATC. he did it through US airforce. verrrry stressful career and there is always mental evaluation. he got training and experience for free and got out. civilian now and making lots of moolah. bought 2 houses and paid.

  5. kendrick s says:

    1.You can go through the military which most branches train you to become a Air Traffic Controller.

    2.You can go to an FAA approved AT-CTI program from one of the colleges that offer the Air Traffic Control degree.
    Receive an official school recommendation
    Be a United States citizen
    In most cases, not have reached age 31
    Pass a medical examination
    Pass a security investigation
    Achieve a score of at least 70 on the FAA pre-employment test
    Speak English clearly enough for others to understand you on communications equipment
    Complete an interview

    3.You can be hired off the street(presently) with no prior ATC experience or education.
    United States citizen
    In most cases, not have reached age 31
    Pass a medical examination
    Pass a security investigation
    Have three years of progressively responsible work experience and/or a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, or some combination of the two
    Achieve a score of at least 70 on the FAA pre-employment test
    Speak English clearly enough to be understood over communications equipment
    Complete an interview

    There are a lot of applicants that are going into Air Traffic Control right off the street but a huge majority do not make it. I have been controlling for 10 years and can tell you first hand to not do it for the money. Most of the Off The Street (OTS) applicants are not looking at what dedication you have to apply or getting prior knowledge. If you think it through it would make sense… WOW, a job that I need no prior education of experience and can make over $ 100,000. It can happen but you also have to know there is something else to it. I personally love the job and wish anyone the best of luck in pursue.

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