People from Flint to Detroit crave high-paying jobs with solid benefits to improve their lives and those of their family.

There is a government agency in dire need to hire folks.

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But some potential applicants are scared off by high levels of stress.

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If you've ever had an interest in aviation, this could be the move for you.

The FAA is Hiring thousands of Air Traffic Controller Positions

Lately there has been a lot of news about near-misses at airports around the country.

That's because there are so few Air Traffic Controllers, or ATCs, those on duty are exhausted.

How much do Air Traffic Controllers Make in Michigan?

ATCs with experience are making around $130,000 annually. Entry level would be a bit less, but more than your average paying job.

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The FAA has certain windows of time when they accept new applicants. You'll want to follow the agency closely to apply for 2024 positions.

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They're planning to hire another 2,000 or so folks.

Air Traffic Controllers must meet very specific requirements.

From the FAA website, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (Required for males born after 12/31/1959)
  • Be younger than 31 years old before the closing date of the application period (with limited exceptions)
  • Have either three years of general work experience or four years of education leading to a bachelor’s degree, or a combination of both
  • Speak English clearly enough to be understood over communications equipment
  • Be willing to relocate to an FAA facility based on agency staffing needs

There's a lot of hours to invest in training and the stress of preventing planes from colliding mid-air... but it could lead to an incredible, great paying career.

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