Military Flight Attendants

Military Career

General Information

Description

Flight attendants are responsible for passenger safety during aircraft operations. They manage cabin duties such as briefing passengers on aircraft systems, amenities, and equipment. Flight attendants are responsible for orderly, expeditious evacuation of passengers and crew, and providing emergency medical assistance when necessary. Additionally, they perform pre-flight, through-flight, and post-flight inspections. They also operate a variety of aircraft systems and equipment.

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Work Environment

Flight attendants work inside all sizes and types of aircraft, and work on land and in airplanes. They fly in all types of weather and in both hot and cold climates.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
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Salary

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Some college 32%
  • High school 30%
  • Associate's degree 25%
  • Post-secondary certificate 11%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Flight attendants will gain skills through classes and on-the-job experience, including practical experience in aircraft systems operation and maintenance. Further training occurs on the job through actual flying time. Training content may include: Operation of aircraft in-flight refueling systemsCargo, munitions, and fuel load planningRescue and recovery operationsAircraft configurationsUS and International geographyEmergency/plane evacuation procedures

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Transportation
  • Geography

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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