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How to become a Flight Attendant

To become a flight attendant you will need a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Flight attendants then need to complete a training program through either on-the-job training or at a flight attendant school and get a Certificate of Demonstrated Proficiency from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

How to become: Baggage Handler · Flight Instructor · Passenger Service Agent · Pilot · Accommodation Manager
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Typical qualifications for a Flight Attendant

Your Indeed Profile has 11 of the 12 qualifications typically needed to be a Flight Attendant.
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Flight Attendant jobs in United States

Air Wisconsin Airlines3.4
Appleton, WI
$37,440 a year
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16 hours ago
SkyWest Airlines3.6
Salt Lake City, UT
$2,193 a month
2 days ago
Executive Jet Management3.4
Henderson, NV
2 days ago
Wilderness Hotel and Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI
2 days ago
Aberdeen IronBirds2.5
Aberdeen, MD
3 days ago
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Career progression for Flight Attendant

Education levels for Flight Attendants

Based on the requirements of Flight Attendant job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High school diploma or GED3.0%
Bachelor's degree2.0%
Associate's degree1.0%
Master's degree0.0%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Flight Attendant in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$29,300
4 - 8$34,400
8 - 12$34,900
12 - 16$36,400
16 - 20$36,700
20 - 24$40,600
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Common questions about career advices for a Flight Attendant

Can I work as a flight attendant without any experience?

Yes. You don't need any special experience or an academic degree to work as a flight attendant. However, if you want to increase your chances of getting employed by some airlines, you should get at least an associate's degree in public relations, business, hospitality or related fields.

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What are the skills needed to work as a flight attendant?

The following skills are needed to work as a flight attendant:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Excellent decision making skills
  • Attentiveness
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