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Have you dream of traveling to faraway places, but never had the chance? Being a flight attendant can give you that opportunity!

While on the job, flight attendants will ensure the safety and comfort of their passengers by demonstrating security procedures as well as providing food, beverages, and pillows. Often spending many nights away from home with variable schedules, flight attendants work frequently consecutive shifts in the cabin of a passenger airplane. Salaries for flight attendants are competitive at roughly $53,800 per year!  

The number of Flight Attendants in the Gulf Coast is expected to rise by 17 percent between 2018 and 2028!

  17% Growth

With an annual job opening of 5,820!

Retirement 2,664 Growth 82 Transfers 3,074

Entry $31,411 Median $53,800 Experienced $64,400

Top Industries for Flight Attendants


Is being a flight attendant right for you?*

These skills, interests, and knowledge areas are recommended for a career as a flight attendant. The percentage indicate the level of important of each of the skills.


Customer Service

Meeting the expected quality of customer satisfaction when interacting with customer and potential customers.


Public Safety and Security

Knowing or knowing where to find relevant policies and procedures to equipment usage per local, state, and national guidelines to protect people, data, and property,


Communication Skills

Giving full attention to others and what they are saying while also conveying your own ideas clearly and concisely.


Social Perceptiveness and Service Oriented

Being aware of others' reaction and understanding their mindset while looking for ways to help if necessary

*Source: Texas Career Check

How do you become a Flight Attendant?

The minimum requirement to become a flight attendant is a high school diploma or the equivalent with the ability to enter and leave the country without trouble. Points that employers look for in flight attendants is hospitality and previous work experience in customer service (and fluency in a foreign language for international flights).

Airlines will provide an initial training that lasts 3 to 6 weeks as a part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. FAA certification is required to work as a flight attendant and must be retrained once a year to maintain certification and trained in any new types of aircrafts they will work in. After receiving certification, the airline will place them on reserve status awaiting staff openings on flights. That can last at least one year in most cases.

Major Employers in the Gulf Coast Region

Related Occupations: Transportation Security Screeners, Personal Care Aides, Psychiatric Aides, Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Services


If you have questions about our Industry/Occupation Profiles or are an organization in the Gulf Coast Region, please contact

*Includes the following counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.

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