This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0% probability

of automation

0% growth

projected to 2026


currently in the US

$ hourly wage

US, median

What they do

Perform in-flight duties to ensure the successful completion of combat, reconnaissance, transport, and search and rescue missions. Duties include operating aircraft communications and detection equipment, including establishing satellite linkages and jamming enemy communications capabilities; conducting pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight inspections of onboard equipment; operating and maintaining aircraft weapons and defensive systems; operating and maintaining aircraft in-flight refueling systems; executing aircraft safety and emergency procedures; computing and verifying passenger, cargo, fuel, and emergency and special equipment weight and balance data; and conducting cargo and personnel drops.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, people have this job.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to shrink 0% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).