Air Traffic Control Operator
DescriptionThe person will be responsible for directing air traffic and has the lives of thousands of people on their hands. They will tell planes where to go and have to use logistics to do so. The career comes with the perk of getting certified by the Federal Aviation Administration meaning they can work anywhere in the world where they fly.
Daily Tasks and Requirements
Use a two-way radio communications, radar systems, landline communications systems, and visual light-gun signals.
8 and a half weeks of military training
- Computers and Computer-science
OutlookThere is little change because there is a 1% growth
An average person makes $17,892 but the government will basically cover everything for you (living expenses, tuition assistance, etc).
For this career, the person is required to be in control tower the whole time. People in this career will be stationed in different air force bases around the world.
Public Air Traffic Operator
High School Preparation
- Computer club
- Engineering club
My PlansMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Major in Computer Science
Benefits from Air Force enlistment
Become an Information Technology (IT) Architect