Bricklayers work with clay and concrete blocks, tiles, stone and other similar materials to build or repair walls, arches, patios, chimneys and other structures.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Strong math, spatial, and mechanical ability, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, communication, hand/eye coordination, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, and decision making

Relevant Classes

  • Basic arithmetic

  • General math

  • Geometry

Education and Training

  • 4-year apprentice program

  • 6,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 520 classroom hours

  • UC eligible during school

Are you ready to see what a career as a Bricklayer has to offer?