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FLIGHT ATTENDANT: Prepare For Jetlag

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Christine is a Flight Attendant for the San Francisco International Airport. She has lived in numerous cities across the country and internationally because of the nature of her job, regardless of the inevitable jet lag!

School: San Diego Community College
Job Title: Flight Attendant
Employer: San Francisco International Airport

Job Summary: Flight Attendants

Job Description

Flight attendants provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers. Airline companies are required by law to provide flight attendants for the safety and security of passengers. The primary job of flight attendants is to keep passengers safe and to ensure that everyone follows security regulations. Flight attendants also try to make flights comfortable and enjoyable for passengers.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
All flight attendants must be certified by the FAA.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 5 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Remote, Office, Indoor, Physically demanding, Travel
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Associate degree
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