Air Traffic Controllers:

Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $120,410.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 687
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 4.28 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Review traffic routing or control plans
Review flight data prior to flight
Review maps to determine location or routes
Read transportation or shipping related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review navigation charts to determine routes
Obtain flight information from dispatcher

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Maintain separation standards in air traffic control
Implement visual flight procedures as conditions allow
Employ aircraft safety regulations
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Respond to in-flight data

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Coordinate flight control or management activities
Communicate details in protective services settings
Communicate with others to coordinate vehicle movement
Communicate work orders and plans to airline, air traffic, or airfield personnel
Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast weather changes
Analyze factors such as weather reports to determine air routes
Project aircraft flight positioning and paths to foresee and prevent conflicts

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Booster Skills & Certifications

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