PowerPoint Presentation: Air Traffic Controller Highlight Job of the Week: Air Traffic Controller PowerPoint Presentation: People trained to maintain the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. Air Traffic Controller Salary Range: $46k to $160k PowerPoint Presentation: Quick Facts: Air Traffic Controllers 2010 Median Pay $108,040 per year $51.94 per hour Entry-Level Education Associate’s degree Work Experience in a Related Occupation None On-the-job Training Long-term on-the-job training Number of Jobs, 2010 27,000 Job Outlook, 2010-20 -3% (Decline moderately) Employment Change, 2010-20 -800 PowerPoint Presentation: How to Become an Air Traffic Controller A person must be a U.S. citizen, complete an air traffic management degree from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified school, achieve a qualifying score on the FAA pre-employment test, and complete a training course at the FAA Academy. Controllers with previous air traffic control experience, such as from the military, may not need to complete the FAA education requirements. Those without previous air traffic control experience must be younger than 31 to become an air traffic controller. PowerPoint Presentation: Work Environment: Air traffic controllers work in control towers, approach control facilities, or route centers. Because total concentration is required at all times, the work can be stressful and exhausting. Night and weekend shifts are common. This is a high stress environment PowerPoint Presentation: So what now? Is being an Air Traffic Controller your desired profession?