Despite that many airlines accept individuals with at least 2 years in college to be cabin crew, there are plenty of highly educated flight attendants out there who have more than just graduated from college. They are degree holders and some are even national board passers like RNs or registered nurses! Some of them are even studying to take a Masters degree like an MBA while flying! Despite their educational attainment, why did they become cabin crew and not apply as a manager or Vice-President in a huge corporation?
Well first of all, it must have been their dream job even before entering college. Second, as degree holders working as flight attendants, they did see an opportunity where they could put their acquired knowledge and skills that will work to their advantage in attaining their individual life goals.
Aaron Ngui is a Philippine Airlines flight steward. Aside from being one of the owners of the popular Mad Mark's chain of restaurants located in prime spots around Metro Manila, he also finished with an MBA degree at the Ateneo De Manila University. Being a flight steward has helped and moulded him to understand both sides of the spectrum, from an employee side being a cabin crew of Philippine Airlines, and from the business side as one of the owners of Mad Mark's Creamery and Good Eats. Flying has helped him see new trends in different countries which has helped him further develop and innovate Mad Mark's products, services, and operations.
Aaron is just one of many other successful cabin crew (see our cabin crew entrepreneurs feature here) who are highly educated individuals.
There are plenty who graduated with high honors from the country's premier schools like University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of Santo Tomas, Siliman University, Mapua, and more!
Some finished with a degree in Medicine, Engineering, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Pre-Law, Marketing Communications, Commerce, and nursing. Some too are studying while flying at the same time earning a Master degree in Education and Business.
At the end, there is no particular course to take to become a cabin crew. Any course will do. Moreso, please do not judge our cabin crew who finished from good schools or with a Masters degree by saying "ang taas ng tinapos mo, bakit ka nag FA lang". That is so wrong as you can never tell how that person is able to apply his or her educational attainment to his or her work as a cabin crew in order to make an impact or change to today's society.
Lastly, regardless if they finished their college with an MBA degree or are undergraduates, all cabin crew go through the same training course provided by the airline and they have to pass the 90% mark given the number of pages they need to study and memorize in their CCOMs.