Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone and other similar materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces and other structures in accordance with blueprints and specifications.
People in these occupations:
- work for construction companies and bricklaying contractors
- may be self-employed
- should be in good physical condition, be aware of safety issues and have good manual dexterity
- need to have a good sense of balance to work with heavy equipment and materials on narrow platforms and scaffolds
- need to have a have an artistic eye and be able to recognize patterns, lines and proportions