Help me become an air traffic controller!
or, How can I get a great job as an air traffic controller!?
or, an air traffic controller makes how much?!

One question that comes up frequently is, "How can I become an air traffic controller?"

Now you might be saying to yourself, "Why would anyone ask that question?" The answer is simple. The average air traffic controller makes about $100,000 a year, which is not bad for a job where you sit at a "desk" for 8 hours a day.

Becoming an air traffic controller is not for the faint of heart however. To get to that $100,000 pay check you have to jump through a number of hoops. You can read pages like this one and this one to get the details, but here are the highlights:

If you think you can make it through all that and are interested in a high-paying career, then this page is a great way to learn more. It has lots of info, along with a movie, a quiz, games, etc. Good luck!

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