Southwest Airlines Co.

Industry: Air and Rail Transportation

About Southwest Airlines Co.

In its 48th year of service, Southwest continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service and Hospitality. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, and with 46 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world.

Military Friendly Ratings

We rate how Military Friendly® an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The ratings below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly®.

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Opportunity & Advancement

Culture & Commitment

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Recruiting & Sourcing

Why Work at the Company?

Patriotism runs deep at Southwest Airlines. Our support of our military comes from deep within our Heart. Southwest is honored to be among Victory Media's 2019 Bronze Military Friendly Employer, Military Friendly Supplier Diversity Programs, Military Friendly Brand, Military Friendly Spouse, one of the 2019 Best of the Best Veteran-Friendly Companies by U.S.Veterans Magazine, 2019 Military Times' Best for Vets: Employers, and the 2018 Hire Vets Medallion Award by the Department of Labor. We honor veterans and their incredible Warrior Spirit. Our colors may be blue, red, and yellow, but our support is for the red, white, and blue.

Top Jobs

Aircraft / Aviation Technicians


All grounds maintenance workers not listed separately.

Top Degrees

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the flying and/or navigation of commercial passenger and cargo, agricultural, public service, corporate and rescue fixed wing aircraft. Includes instruction in principles of aircraft design and performance, aircraft flight systems and controls, flight crew operations and procedures, radio communications, navigation procedures and systems, airways safety and traffic regulations, and governmental rules and regulations pertaining to piloting aircraft. Programs may qualify individuals to sit for the FAA commercial and airline aircrew examinations.