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Career and Education Opportunities for Flight Attendants in California

California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its largest city is Los Angeles.

About 11,100 people are currently employed as flight attendants in California. By 2016, this is expected to grow 7% to about 11,900 people employed. This is not quite as good as the national trend for flight attendants, which sees this job pool growing by about 8.1% over the next eight years. Flight attendants generally provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers during flight.

The average wage in the general category of Travel jobs is $13 per hour or $27,091 per year in California, and an average of $12 per hour or $26,086 per year nationwide. Incomes for flight attendants are better than in the overall category of Travel in California, and better than the overall Travel category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 21,063,338 jobs in California. The average annual income was $43,852 in 2008, up from $43,402 the previous year. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Approximately 26.6% of California residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in California include other electronic parts merchant wholesalers, payroll services, and wineries. Notable tourist destinations include the Architecture & Design Museum, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and the Berenbaum Group.

CITIES WITH Flight Attendant OPPORTUNITIES IN California


JOB DESCRIPTION: Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, flight attendants provide personal services to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers during flight. They also greet passengers, verify tickets, explain use of safety equipment, and serve food or beverages.

Every day, flight attendants are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they listen to and understand others in meetings.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in California include:

  • Tour Guide. Escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
  • Transportation Attendant. Provide services to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties, such as greeting passengers, explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions related to travel.

LOCATION INFORMATION: California

California
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California has a population of 36,961,664, which has grown by 9.12% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Golden State," its capital is Sacramento, though its biggest city is Los Angeles. In 2008, there were a total of 21,063,338 jobs in California. The average annual income was $43,852 in 2008, up from $43,402 in 2007. The unemployment rate in California was 11.4% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. Roughly 26.6% of California residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in California include other electronic parts merchant wholesalers, payroll services, and wineries. Notable tourist destinations include the American Society of Military History & Museum, the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, and the Black Maria Art Gallery.