Work Nature

  • Air Traffic Controllers monitor and direct the movement of air traffic in and around airports and enroute on specified paths directing the planes to stay safe distances from each other.
  • Are responsible for coordinating the safe arrival, departure and transit of all aircrafts flying in the airspace of an airport.
  • They use radar and hi-tech communication equipment to direct the pilots for safety during landing, takeoff and taxiing.
  • Issue weather, wind, visibility and speed information to pilots required for take-off, landing and en-route weather conditions.
  • Monitor and conduct the air traffic on the ground at airports.
  • Issue landing and takeoff instructions to pilots following ground traffic management procedure
  • ATCs are trained to monitor the aircraft on radar, to maintain pilot communication and to guide the aircraft out of the airport airspace.
  • Air traffic is guided and monitored by en-route control centers manned by ATCs.
  • ATCs alert rescue and response teams during any kind of aircraft emergency.

Key Skills

  • Spatial ability
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Avionics
  • Aeros
  • Engineering Design
  • Microsoft word
  • Excel

Occupations

  • Air Traffic Control Specialist, Terminal
  • Air Traffic Control Specialist/Certified Professional Controller (ATC Specialist/CPC)
  • Air Traffic Controller (ATC)
  • Air Traffic Controller (Enroute Option)
  • Air Traffic Controller (Tower Option)
  • Air Traffic Controller, Center
  • Certified Professional Controller (CPC)
  • Control Tower Operator
  • Radar Air Traffic Controller
  • Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS)

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Low
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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