So you always wanted to be a flight attended and you’ve heard somewhere the job doesn’t require you have a college degree. Great, right? Especially since college education online and offline is so expensive these days.
The duties of flight attendants go far beyond serving passengers with food and drinks. They must also explain safety procedures, enforce regulations and handle any emergency procedures that might arise.
This is why additional instruction provided by offline or online degree programs come most useful when working in this position. Yes, the basic educational requirement for flight attendant jobs is a high school diploma, but you’re probably aware that graduates from accredited online universities or traditional ones also make more.
While no particular offline or online degree program is required for flight attendants there are some which are considered appropriate. For example, future members of aircraft crews could study with on-campus of online degree programs related to travel or service providers. A college education online or offline in communications, public relations or hospitality and tourism are also suitable.
Flight attendants can enroll in online college classes and get their college education online. It doesn’t even matter whether they have already started working, as accredited online universities offer the flexibility needed to juggle both a job and an online degree program.
Online degree programs also allow you to study from the comfort of your own home, so you won’t have to go to class after a long day (or flight) at work. What’s more, online college classes are a bit more affordable than their traditional counterparts.
Given that you’ll be studying from home; online college classes will allow you to save money you’d otherwise spend on housing or living expenses.
And if you still need financial aid, you can always apply to scholarships for college. This kind of funding represents the best way to pay for your online degree program.
For flight attendants, there’s the Charles J. Colgan VABA Aviation Scholarship to be taken into consideration. The award worth $2,000 is aimed at students of accredited online universities or traditional ones who are residents of the state of Virginia and pursuing an aviation-related career.
In order to apply you will need quite a few documents including a completed application form, proof that you have a GPA of at least 3.0 and two letters of recommendations.
Additionally, candidates need to write an original essay (250 to 500) words on one of the following topic: Why you wish to pursue a career in aviation or Why aviation is important to the Commonwealth of Virginia?
Submissions will be judged based on the following: academic performance (30%), essay (30%), recommendations (20%) and subjective (20%). Apply until March 31, 2018.
Apply until March 30, 2018.