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Masonry workers (Brick, Stone, Tile)

Career Overview

Masons use stones, bricks, cinder blocks, or tiles to make floors, walls, sidewalks, or other structures. Use the search box to find the video made by John, a floor installer.

Education

A high school diploma or equivalent is probably necessary to obtain one of these positions. Training may occur within an apprenticeship program, a two-year college program, or directly on the job.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$26,000 /yr
$41,000 /yr
$74,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math
  • Art
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Trade-related courses
Work Environment

Most masonry workers are employed within the construction trade industry. This work can be physically demanding and can easily lead to physical injuries for those who aren't careful.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

References
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada