Do you need a degree to be a pilot?

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No, a college degree is not required by many commercial airlines. However, some airlines either require a degree or assign hiring preference to pilots who have earned a degree. We have partnered with Daytona State College to accept your flight training hours as college credit should you wish to earn a degree while attending flight school. Many pilots choose to do this to enhance their career options, and some do it in case they ever lose their medical and need to find alternative employment.