Air traffic controllers control the They may even work during night.
flow of aircraft traffic in the air and
on the ground at airports
They can experience a lot of stress They have the responsibility to tell
because they are responsible for the pilot of an airplane what to do
thousands of people at the time in an approach, landing, taxiing to
and from the runway and take off
Since I was little I was always interested in aviation.
I even got a little model plane that I broke shortly after. I
just find myself very interested in this career path.
Anyone who wants to become an air traffic controller must write an
aptitude test. Applicants who pass this test move on to the second
stage of recruitment -- the personal interview.
If the applicant is successful in the interview, they have to pass a
medical exam. This exam tests their health, hearing and diction,
color perception, eyesight and other physical qualities
Those accepted into the training program have to attend in six
months of intensive training at the Transport Canada training centre.
Training periods are followed by on the-job training, often in rural or
You’d have to be prepared to work in less popular areas. New Air
Traffic controllers have to work their way up to the most popular
assignments. You may also have to move around a lot in the first five
For someone who is in training the yearly salary can be about
24,000 $ per year but for a fully experienced air traffic
controller it can be up to 106,000 $ a year
According to the bridges website, by the year 2018, Nav.
Canada is opening another 8,007 new job opportunities. But
they only have 6,546 people to fill this demand which still
leaves a few other openings.
An air traffic controller is a stressful but exciting profession.
Also is there a lot of stress since you’d have to make big
decisions quick and accurate
They also have to accept that they might be working during
night since Air Traffic wont slow down during night times.
Also the stress level a Air Traffic controller my vary depending
on what kind on airport they work at.
Therefore working at a Large Airport the stress level will be
higher than if you’d work at a really small airport.
I would definitely want to try to stay in the aircraft industry as
Aircraft Inspector: checks airplanes
Airport Manager: ensure the safe and efficient operation of
the airport on a daily basis.
Flight Navigator: They are responsible for planning the course
that will take an aircraft to a location in the least amount of
time without compromising its safety and that of the plane’s