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

Operate and maintain catapults, arresting gear, and associated mechanical, hydraulic, and control systems involved primarily in aircraft carrier takeoff and landing operations. Duties include installing and maintaining visual landing aids; testing and maintaining launch and recovery equipment using electric and mechanical test equipment and hand tools; activating airfield arresting systems, such as crash barriers and cables, during emergency landing situations; directing aircraft launch and recovery operations using hand or light signals; and maintaining logs of airplane launches, recoveries, and equipment maintenance.

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).