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OUA1

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#1
What job/career are you leaving behind to become a controller? I'll start.

Project Manager, residential construction.
 

BAS92

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FAA
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ZAU Chicago Center
#2
I’ve worked as a finance assistant for an auto group for a few years now. Saying I’ll be overjoyed to get my academy date call is a complete understatement.
 

Stinger

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#3
Mine was basically just college only before I was ATC. Summers and after college I did oilfield and farm work.
 

JNev

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MRY Monterey Tower
#4
I've been a Station Manager for Alaska Airlines, a Flight Attendant for Republic Airlines, and now I'm an Aviation Analyst for a consulting company working mainly with safety data and meeting support
 

David Graham

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#5
After graduating in December of 2016 I realized I was done trying to pursue medical school. Spent half of last year soul searching on what to do next. This was perfect timing.
 

Ceedubya

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FAA
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ZKC Kansas City Center
#6
I work as a HR services delivery analyst, basically I analyze data and make sure that people who input time on their timesheets end up actually getting paid, if they don't get paid that's when I get involved, to see why.
 

ajmezz

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#7
Got my aircraft dispatch cert and went to work for ARINC Direct (now Rockwell Collins) as a flight coordinator/follower for a few years before getting a job at a tower.
 

NEatc933

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#8
Worked line service at TEB while going to school for airport management as well as an infamous CTI degree.
 

alvy

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#9
Was a supervisor in Airfield Operations at one of the busiest airports in the US. Great pay, benefits, and experience. Tough to leave behind no doubt...
 

Jordan

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#14
Habitual college dropout, flight coordinator for a jet charter/fractional ownership company, CNC machinist at a car part factory...
 
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#17
Waiting FOL now.
private pilot instrument, was working towards commercial for a possible career change, then I got my TOL

Leaving NYPD for something I always wanted to do (before top pay of course :p )
 

C_Ro

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#19
API Inspector at P66. It's cool seeing where everybody is coming from. Diverse fields.
 
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