Aviation Management Degree Career Overview - Southwestern Illinois College

A.A.S. Degree (0008)


Once you finish the program you will have the knowledge and experience for a variety of careers, including:

  • Aircraft dispatcher
  • Airline operations
  • Airport operations
  • Air traffic control
  • Corporate aviation
  • Government flight operations
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Military aviation

Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor 2021-31 Occupational Outlook Handbook projects employment of Air Traffic Controllers to have little or no change. For further information regarding the field of air traffic control, please go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual wage for Air Traffic Controllers to be $129,750 in May 2021.

So What Can You Do?

Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of aircraft to maintain safe distances between them in the air and on the ground.

Requires a degree through an Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program. Salary range: $71,880-$185,990.