Flight Attendants


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Flight Attendants

Flight Attendants - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Most flight attendants live in major cities where airlines have their home bases. Almost all flight attendants work for airlines. A small number of attendants work for large companies that have private planes.

Major employers:

  • National and regional airlines

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to grow faster than average. Federal Aviation Administration safety rules require one attendant for every 50 seats. As airlines replace smaller aircraft with new, larger planes that can accomodate more passengers, the number of flight attendants will increase.

Competition will be very strong for job openings. Job prospects will be best for applicants with a college degree. Most openings will occur as people leave this occupation.

Flight Attendants (CIS 100085)

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Illinois
11,766
Large
&
20.4%
5.8%
>>>>
1,617
Very High
  Champaign Area
11
Very small
&
18.2%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
5
Very small
&
20.0%
5.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Cook County
11,133
Very large
&
21.3%
5.6%
>>>>
1,546
Very High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
27
Very small
&
18.5%
9.7%
>>>>
4
Very few
  Du Page County
240
Small
&
5.8%
5.4%
>>>>
27
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
5
Very small
&
20.0%
5.1%
>>>>
0
None
  Lake County
72
Small
&
8.3%
8.6%
>>>>
9
Few
  McHenry County
26
Small
&
11.5%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
15
Very small
&
20.0%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
5
Very small
&
0.0%
3.6%
>>>>
0
None
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
131
Medium
&
20.6%
7.3%
>>>>
18
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
6
Very small
&
16.7%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
39
Small
&
7.7%
5.7%
>>>>
4
Few
  Rockford Area
17
Very small
&
11.8%
7.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
27
Very small
&
22.2%
6.4%
>>>>
5
Few
  Will County
27
Very small
&
18.5%
9.1%
>>>>
4
Very few
United States
121,900
Medium
&
17.3%
3.7%
>>>>
16,500
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.