U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers
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.
Illustrative examples: Enroute Controller,
Control Tower Operator,
Air Traffic Control Operator
Broad Occupation: 53-2020 Air Traffic Controllers and Airfield Operations Specialists
Minor Group: 53-2000 Air Transportation Workers
Major Group: 53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010