Nature of the Industry
Occupations in the Industry
Training & Advancement
Additional Sources of Information
Although flight crews-pilots and flight attendants-are the most visible occupations, the vast majority of the industry's employees work in ground occupations.
Senior pilots for major airlines are among the highest paid workers in the Nation.
A bachelor’s degree is increasingly required or preferred for most pilot and flight attendant jobs.
More than 45 percent of workers are members of unions or covered by a union contract.