Brickmasons and Blockmasons

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What do they do?

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances, to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

Also known as:

Block Layer, Block Mason, Blockmason, Brick and Block Mason, Brick Layer, Brick Mason, Bricklayer, Concrete Finisher, Mason, Masonry Installer, Tender

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Brickmasons and Blockmasons in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Brickmasons and Blockmasons is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 10%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #21 in job growth rate
  • 460

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #13 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.4%)
  • Associate's degree (4%)
  • Some college, no degree (15.7%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (43.3%)
  • Less than high school diploma (33.1%)

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing.
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Install masonry materials.
  • Apply mortar.
  • Plan layout of construction, installation, or repairs.
  • Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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