Air Traffic Controllers (53-2021)
Occupation description: 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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Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||9
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||6
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||4
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Associate degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training