Update for 2015
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire and train tens of thousands of air traffic controllers over the next decade. FAA's controller workforce reached 14,330 in fiscal 2014. The FAA hired 1,112 new controllers in fiscal 2014, and has hired more than 4,000 controllers over the last five years. The details are laid out in the recently released tenth annual update to the Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan 2015–2024 (PDF).