We are doing this as an effort to bring awareness to grade 11, 12 and college students so they
can think ahead and do research on various career options available.
Optometrist, Speech Language Pathologist, Bike Shop Manager, Correctional Officer, Social
Worker, 911 Operator, Police Officer, Nurse, Teacher, Educational Support Staff, Radiation
Therapist, Lifeguard, Firefighter, Music Professional, Paramedic, Engineer, Medical Laboratory
Professional, Actor, Non-Profit Organizations, Dental Hygienist, Flight Dispatcher, and a Marketing professional.
We discussed the reality of their day to day work and asked them for advice on succeeding in
their respective fields. Check out these interviews by visiting our “Student Career Resource”.
Today we are proud to interview Tracy Moore a FLIGHT ATTENDANT!
What made you want to work as Flight Attendant?
When I was 18, I really wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do after high school. So I became an Au Pair. Au Pair in America is a cultural exchange program focussed on childcare. You get matched with a family in the US for a minimum of 12 months and study for at least three hours a week during your free time on a college course that interests you. I’ve always loved kids and traveling was something I had always wanted to do. I was matched with a wonderful family in Boston, Massachusetts and studied accounting and fashion design. Then I went on to study tourism in Washington DC. During my year in Boston I travelled to Hawaii, Maine, and Montreal with my host family, and Jamaica with some other girls I had met from around the world who were also in the program. I fell in love with travelling and when I returned home I applied online to be a flight attendant because I thought: “Why not get paid to travel the world and meet new people”.
Briefly describe the educational background you need to be a Flight Attendant.
- To become a Flight Attendant you need a High School Diploma;
- Being bilingual is what most airlines hire, but some do not. I was in French Emersion in high school and also took a French course at Universite Sainte Ann.
- I also completed the airline-provided formal training program (4-6 weeks).
Why do you love being a Flight Attendant?
I love the confidence this career has given me with public speaking and forging relationships with strangers. Meeting all kinds of different people at work and on the job is a new experience every time. The flexibility in my scheduling is amazing. I can usually work which days I want, when I want to start/finish, where I want to go, and I have between 10-15 days off a month. I love travelling and exploring new places, and of course, the flying benefits – travelling in my spare time.
Leave us with a fun fact about your occupation.
After 13 years on the job, and at the same company, I work with most of my co-workers for the first time. There are some people I have worked with more than once, but very few.
Thank you Tracy for the Interview.