If you plan to fly any where, do it soon. The FAA has changed it's air-traffic-controller hiring guidelines to make a more "diverse" workforce. Regardless of how high your air-traffic school grades were, how high your air-traffic aptitude was, or how motivated you were to pay for your own education, none of that matters. The only quality you must exhibit for now is to not be white or male.
Not only will it cost taxpayers millions more to train off-the-street candidates who have politically favored skin color but with no demonstrated aptitude or ability, it will certainly cost us in lost lives when these affirmative-action controllers are responsible for keeping your flight from crashing.