We surveyed 1,010 air crew members to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical air crew member. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an air crew member?

Low

High

Working as an air crew member typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an air crew member?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an air crew member typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an air crew member?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an air crew member.

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Do air crew members work full-time or part-time?

93% of air crew members work in full-time roles while 7% work part-time.

Is being an air crew member stressful?

Low

High

Stress is very commonplace for air crew members, contributing negatively towards career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an air crew member?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be an air crew member.

How competitive is the workplace for air crew members?

Low

High

Air crew members see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being an air crew member require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Air crew members will see frequent time pressure on the job, likely contributing to an occasionally stressful work environment.

Are air crew members allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Air crew members rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do air crew members have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally air crew members will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being an air crew member physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an air crew member may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are air crew members exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

The workload of an air crew member changes frequently, with their day-to-day rarely being the same.

Does being an air crew member require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail is a vital skill for air crew members, as small mistakes can make or break one's ability to succeed in the career.

Does being a good air crew member require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an air crew member.