Comparisson Essay

Air Traffic Controlling

      Air traffic controlling is one of the most stressful jobs in America. This job has a lot of traits needed to succeed. You need to be able to stay focused, concentrate, and be able to take the stress. Two of the sources that were used were The Bureau of Labor Statistics and Vocational Bibliographies. These sources have good information but different viewpoints of the same topic.
      In the first article at The Bureau of Labor Statistics it explains a lot of information and details in the article. It also shows how the work environment is quoted here,
      During busy times, controllers must work rapidly and efficiently. Total concentration is required to keep track of several planes at the same time and to make certain that all pilots receive correct instructions. The mental stress of being responsible for the safety of several aircraft and their passengers can be exhausting.
This shows how stressful this job is. Within this article it also talks about the education and training needed to qualify for this job. It shows how you have three main paths through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense, or the general public. It also explains other qualifications needed to join quoted here “These applicants must have 3 years of progressively responsible full-time work experience, have completed a full 4 years of college, or a combination of both”. This article was very helpful in the research of this topic.
      In the second article from Vocational Bibliographies it explained more about a day in the life of an Air Traffic Controller. This article talked about how Air Traffic Controllers start off a day and how they feel in their work environment stated here
“The stress level in the tower, especially when we’re very busy, can be very high. We’re
      responsible for so many lives, and we must make our decisions quickly and correctly. That’s why controllers work as a team in the tower, keeping extra eyes...