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Mason


A Masonry Program will teach a student how to use bricks, concrete blocks, stone, structural tiles and other materials to construct or repair walls, foundations and other structures. Students of the Masonry Program are also taught how to prepare surfaces to be covered and how to properly mix ingredients they'll need.

The Masonry Program usually takes 4 years to complete. After graduating from the program, most people work in a residential setting. Some of this work can entail restoring damaged brick work, putting up ornamental or retaining walls and constructing brick driveways, patios, chimneys, and glass block walls.

A small percentage of graduates will decide to work in a commercial or industrial setting. However, in today's environment much of the work done is merely for aesthetic appeal.


Careers

Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons
Wage: $49,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 9.7%
Self Employed: 24.5%
Unemployment Rate: 8.0%
Employed Part Time: 7.9%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
Wage: $47,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -11.5%
Self Employed: 3.1%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Employed Part Time: 1.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, Segmental Pavers, and Terrazzo Workers
Wage: $38,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.4%
Self Employed: 2.0%
Unemployment Rate: 11.2%
Employed Part Time: 6.0%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
Wage: $29,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.0%
Self Employed: 3.0%
Unemployment Rate: 14.0%
Employed Part Time: 10.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training
Helpers—Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
Wage: $25,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -0.7%
Self Employed: 3.5%
Unemployment Rate: 14.0%
Employed Part Time: 10.4%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training