Career Outlook for Air Traffic Controllers

Also known as:  Air Traffic Control Operator, Air Traffic Control Specialist, Air Traffic Controller, Air Traffic Coordinator, Airport Tower Controller, Control Tower Operator, Enroute Controller
The overall job outlook for Air Traffic Controller careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 7.68 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.28 percent per year. Demand for Air Traffic Controllers is expected to go up, with an expected 5,630 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 2.94 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Air Traffic Controllers in the following states
California 2,390
Texas 2,230
Florida 1,840
New York 1,190
Virginia 1,150
Illinois 1,040
Georgia 1,030
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Air Traffic Controllers
Guam 40
Wyoming 50
Montana 60
Nebraska 70
West Virginia 90
Arkansas 90
Maryland 90