Bricklayers and masons
The workforce is projected to expand by 3% over the period to 2024, adding
2,281 jobs. In the same period, 26% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 20,503 job openings.
Bricklayers and masons erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.
- examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements
marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels
spreads mortar on foundations and bricks, and places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed
uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone
levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar and faces brick, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.