What Masonry Workers Do
Masonry workers, also known as masons, use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, and natural and manmade stones to build walls, walkways, fences, and other masonry structures. The work is physically demanding because masons lift heavy materials and often must stand, kneel, and bend for long periods.
How to Become a Masonry Worker
Most masons have a high school diploma or equivalent and learn either on the job or through an apprenticeship program. Others learn through 1- or 2-year masonry programs at technical schools.
Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for masonry workers was $39,640 in May 2015. Employment of masonry workers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.