I joined the military three years ago, thinking to myself that by this date I'll be rated, but the Army had other plans for me, and three years later I'm still not rated, because they put me at a division level, I think for anyone interrested on military ATC should go air force, my two cents, I'll never regret joining, but I must admit that it hurts me a little bit that after all that hard training I went thru i haven't been given the chance of getting what i want, and with the PCS extensions it looks even harder.Join the military, become a controller, do your 5-6 years and then try to get hired on by the FAA. If the hiring is slow or stopped, at least you served your country and you will be able to use your GI Bill to pay for school.
wtf... get back in the kitchen and make me a sammich.my word of advise... you are a freshman in HIGH SCHOOL! With the government the way it is now, who knows what it will be like in 4 YEARS!
The best thing to do is get the good grades to make it into any college that you want so that way you can decide WHEN YOU ARE A SENIOR which of the (now) 26 certified CTI schools. (if you plan to go cti)
My other 2 cents is that if you were a senior now I would recommend that if you go the CTI route to choose a school that offers the Associates, get the degree and apply. THEN while you wait, and as you can see there is A LOT of waiting, finish you bachelor in any field (as posted earlier as backup)
and bring me a cold beer.PS... if a off-the-street hire does open this October, or next Spring, when you take the At-sat, do your best but the best way to get a WELL qualified score is the end questions. I have proven this theory. I had a friend that took the test and got a 69.5 (just under qualified) He waited a year and when he retook the test got better than me by answering the questions at the end with ALWAYS yes or ALWAYS no. I put a few questions SOMETIMES yes SOMETIMES no. I still got WQ but trust me if you put all answers ALWAYS you are sure to get in the upper 90's. (ps i had a friend crash 4 planes on the scenario and still got 100 because of my statement above