Search SEARCH

Where and How Does a Student Become Aircraft Traffic Controller?

My nephew has asked me to research his interest in becoming an aircraft controller. I have never heard of this field being a major in colleges or universities, so I would imagine classes would be connected to major airports. If you are an aircraft controller or you know someone who is, could you offer any advice on how to get into the field. I do know that controllers have to have sharp memories, make flash decisions, be cool under pressure and work with other busy controllers and high tech equipment. How much do beginning controllers make per year, how long is the training, is it a hard profession to get hired into, and is there any open positions when training is completed? Thanks for any and all advice about the profession of aircraft traffic controllers

Asked By: mrfrudd2006 - 9/21/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
There are traffic management courses for civil engineers at many universities that may provide courses but the two places I can think of off hand where I know there are specific training programs are universities like Embry Riddle Aeronautics and the US Air Force Academy... More
Answered By: Lazarus - 9/21/2007
Additional Answers (5)
The University of North Dakota for one has an excellent ATC training major... with tons of great equiptment... They have direct ties to the FAA and given the current controller shortage, if you graduate, you have a job... basically...
Source(s):
Answered By: ALOPILOT - 9/21/2007
 
http://www.natca.org/ Go to this site first. It is the only site where you will get the truth about Air Traffic Control. Currently I would not reccomend being an ATC. The FAA is treating controllers very harshly right now.
Answered By: Tincan Navy - 9/22/2007
 
if you live in Canada contact Nav Canada for information about becoming an ATC... More
Source(s):
Answered By: Dangermanmi6 - 9/22/2007
 
I am a developmental controller who was hired one year ago today... More
Source(s):
Answered By: jt - 9/22/2007
 
Tell him to wait a few years. They are starting to hire Civi's as controllers. Go work for a local charter company and gain experience.
Source(s):
Answered By: Thomas Crawford - 9/25/2007
 
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Jobs.Quick-com
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
www.JobDiagnosis.com
Complete OFCCP compliance that actually helps you recruit.
divercityassured.com
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
www.HiringLocally.com

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-306
eTrustLogo