Median annual salary: $45,965
Bricklayers work with materials such as concrete, cinderblocks, tile, terra
cotta, marble and brick to build and maintain walls, buildings, industrial
furnaces and fireplaces.
The work is heavy, dusty and very physical. But it's also ideal for those in
good shape who enjoy variety in their work, have good manual dexterity and
possess a natural aptitude for math.
Bricklayers are high-school graduates and many complete apprenticeship
programs with a local trade association or union.
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