Update for 2014
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 14,463 in fiscal 2013. The FAA only hired 554 new controllers in fiscal 2013, and has hired more than 5,000 controllers over the last five years. The details are laid out in the recently released ninth annual update to the Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan 2014–2023 (PDF).