Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

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What do they do?

Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.

Also known as:

Cement Finisher, Cement Mason, Concrete Finisher, Concrete Mason, Finisher, Mason

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 8.9%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #41 in job growth rate
  • 500

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #31 in net job growth

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (3.3%)
  • Associate's degree (2.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (15.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (41.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (37.4%)

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • 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.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
  • Position construction forms or molds.
  • Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures.
  • Finish concrete surfaces.
  • Monitor construction operations.
  • Pour materials into or on designated areas.
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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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