Saudi women, the future is yours. 

This decade has witnessed several Saudi women successfully break into professions that were previously thought to be male-dominated.

Last week, 11 Saudi women started working as air-traffic controllers in Jeddah after being hired by state-owned Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS). 

According to Arabian Business, the group of women "completed a full year of courses in the traffic control management program dedicated to women at the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation."

Their hiring comes over a year after SANS officials announced that the organization will be training 80 women per year to become air traffic controllers. 

In a statement to press, CEO of SANS Ryyan Tarabzoni said "the company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, in line with improving women's rights in the country."

He also explained that the move comes in an effort to follow the country's Saudization plans and is also in line with its ambitious Vision 2030

Soon after the first group of women trainees graduated their courses, SANS welcomed another 15 female students who are now enrolled in the ATC training program. 

Under Vision 2030, women unemployment rates have been dropping

According to Nawal Abdullah Al-Thabian, a top official at the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, around 600,000 Saudi women have already entered the country's job market.

With Vision 2030, more Saudi women are taking up jobs in new fields such as flight attendants and taxi drivers

Launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ever-transforming footprint aims at diversifying the economy beyond oil and increasing the percentage of Saudi women in the workforce.

With more women hired than ever before, Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate for women has seen significant drops. During the third quarter of 2018, the rates dropped to 30.9 percent among Saudi women, from 31.1 percent in the second quarter of 2018.

Last year, 80,000 job vacancies opened up for Saudi women after the country announced women's clothing stores will only hire nationals.

In recent months, the kingdom's General Directorate of Passports announced it will start recruiting women to work at airports and land border-crossing points. 

Even though there were only 140 job openings, over 107,000 women applied. Last year, Director General of Traffic Mohammed Al Bassami announced women will soon be joining the traffic police forces.

In August 2018, Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation issued local pilot licenses to five Saudi women for the first time ever.