Job Description: Responsible for managing the flow of aircraft through all aspects of their flight, Air Traffic Control specialists ensure the safety and efficiency of air traffic on the ground and in the air. Providing specialized skills, these highly trained professionals make quick decisions while monitoring many variables to keep bases, airspace and Airmen all over the world safe.

  • Branch Branch: Air Force
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 1C1X1
  • Average Required Test Average Salary:
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Command & Control Systems Operations
Average Age
28 Average Age
Average Age
3,280 Number Employed
Average Age
6.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Excellent benefits

Cons: A lot of travel

Location: Little Rock AFB, AR


A typical day included controlling aircraft in multiple positions, training, and other facility related tasks. The hardest part of the job was during training to become a rated air traffic controller. The job was very enjoyable and challenging.