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The FAA Is Hiring Air Traffic Controllers Right Now

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The FAA is hiring Air Traffic Controllers off the street - for a limited time only.

So, if you've dreamed of a life working on top of a needle or in front of a radar scope, here's your chance! Check it out and please share it - this is a rare opportunity.

Air Traffic Control - What It Includes

Scope Icon 123

The number of Federal air traffic control towers without combined approach/departure control

Scope Icon 133

The number of Federal air traffic control towers with combined approach/departure control

Scope Icon 27

The number of approach/depature control facilities not associated with a tower

Scope Icon 22

The number of Air Route Traffic Control Centers (en-route control)

The Job - What It's Like

Scope Icon 25,000

Number of Air Traffic Controllers

Scope Icon $122,530

Median pay per year

Scope Icon 11,400

Number of Air Traffic Controllers that will be hired between 2012 and 2022

Air Traffic Controller - Requirements For Hire

Scope Icon US Citizen

Scope Icon Younger Than 31

You must start at the FAA Academy no later than your 31st birthday

Scope Icon Pass a Medical Exam

Scope Icon Pass a Security Check

Scope Icon 3 Years Work Experience

Have 3 years work experience, a bachelors degree, or a combination. (Work experience can be in any field - it doesn't need to be in aviation)

Scope Icon Pass A Pre-Employment Test

Scope Icon Speak English

Interested? Apply Now!

The FAA is accepting applications from August 8th, 2016 to August 15, 2016. If you're interested, get your application in at

Learn What's It's Like To Be An ARTCC Controller

Check out our story on what it's like to be an ARTCC en-route controller - maybe it's the job for you.

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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