Flight Attendant

What Does A Flight Attendant Do?

Flight attendants assist passengers on a plane by demonstrating the use of safety equipment, serving snacks during the flight, and providing direction during emergency situations.

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How Do I Become A Flight Attendant?

Although to be a flight attendant only a high school diploma or equivalent is necessary, many airlines would favor someone who has at least taken some college courses. Degrees in hospitality, public relations, business, or communications would all likely help someone to get a job as a flight attendant. There may also be certain height/weight restrictions.

What is the Average Salary For A Flight Attendant?

High – 82,000
Median – 48,000
Low – 24,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Flight Attendant?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Hospitality
  • Public Relations
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For A Flight Attendant?

Most flight attendants work for the major airline companies, but there are a few who work for corporations and chartered flight companies. Flight attendants are often required to sleep away from home and to work varied schedules including nights, weekends, and holidays. They are also required to do a fair amount of lifting and they spend a lot of time on their feet.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Flight Attendant?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location. Generally, there are more people who want these than there are positions available.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada