Masonry workers use bricks, concrete blocks, concrete, and natural and manmade stones to build masonry structures.
Most masons have a high school diploma or equivalent and learn either through an apprenticeship program or on the job.
Overall employment of masonry workers is projected to decline 3 percent from 2019 to 2029. The employment of masons is linked to the overall demand for new building and road construction. Masonry, such as brick and stone, is still popular in both interior and exterior applications, but changes in products and installation practices are expected to decrease the need for masons
The work is physically demanding because masons lift heavy materials and often must stand, kneel, and bend for long periods. Poor weather conditions may reduce work activity because masons usually work outdoors. Most masons work full time.