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Overview

All Bricklayers and Stonemasons

  • $2,070 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Stonemasons

  • 4,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Stonemasons cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs to construct and renovate stone structures and monumental masonry.

Specialisations: Construction Stonemason, Monumental Stonemason.

You can work as a Stonemason without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in stonemasonry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Studies plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures.
  • Erects scaffolding.
  • Seals foundations with damp resistant materials and spreads layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks, using trowels.
  • Checks vertical and horizontal alignment.
  • Cuts, shapes, and polishes stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shapes bricks to fit irregular spaces.
  • Repairs and maintains bricks, cement blocks and related structures.
  • Designs and cuts monumental masonry including lettering.
  • Constructs walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Stonemason without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in stonemasonry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Bricklayers and Stonemasons who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    79% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  2. Mathematics

    65% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Education and training

    57% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  5. Technical design

    46% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  7. Psychology

    35% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  8. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  9. Engineering and technology

    31% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  10. English language

    30% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Transportation

    28% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  12. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  13. Physics

    25% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  14. Law and government

    24% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Administration and management

    20% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  16. Geography

    15% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Production and processing

    13% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  18. Clerical

    12% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  19. Foreign language

    9% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Telecommunications

    6% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  5. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  8. Active learning

    37% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  12. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  17. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    70% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  3. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  4. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  7. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  8. Near vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Dynamic strength

    46% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  10. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Stamina

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  15. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    94% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    91% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  4. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    62% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    61% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Training and teaching others

    58% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Coaching and developing others

    51% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    49% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  17. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  19. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    32% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    94% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Contact with people

    88% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Unstructured work

    80% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  11. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    77% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  13. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    74% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    73% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  17. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  18. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Achievement

    52% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Creative

    29% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

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All Bricklayers and Stonemasons

  • $2,070 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Stonemasons

  • 4,400 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 84% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 37 years Average age
  • 1% female Gender Share

Stonemasons cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and masonry slabs to construct and renovate stone structures and monumental masonry.

Specialisations: Construction Stonemason, Monumental Stonemason.

You can work as a Stonemason without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in stonemasonry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Tasks
  • Studies plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures.
  • Erects scaffolding.
  • Seals foundations with damp resistant materials and spreads layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks, using trowels.
  • Checks vertical and horizontal alignment.
  • Cuts, shapes, and polishes stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shapes bricks to fit irregular spaces.
  • Repairs and maintains bricks, cement blocks and related structures.
  • Designs and cuts monumental masonry including lettering.
  • Constructs walls using stone slabs and large masonry slab blocks.

You can work as a Stonemason without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in stonemasonry is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

Registration or licencing may be required.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Construction, Plumbing and Services VET training pathways.

Employers look for Bricklayers and Stonemasons who are reliable, work well in a team and are hardworking.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Building and construction

    79% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  2. Mathematics

    65% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Education and training

    57% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. Mechanical

    54% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  5. Technical design

    46% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  6. Public safety and security

    45% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  7. Psychology

    35% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  8. Chemistry

    32% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  9. Engineering and technology

    31% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  10. English language

    30% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  11. Transportation

    28% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  12. Communications and media

    28% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  13. Physics

    25% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  14. Law and government

    24% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Administration and management

    20% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  16. Geography

    15% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Production and processing

    13% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  18. Clerical

    12% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  19. Foreign language

    9% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Telecommunications

    6% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Coordination with others

    50% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  2. Critical thinking

    43% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Active listening

    43% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  5. Time management

    39% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  6. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  7. Quality control analysis

    39% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  8. Active learning

    37% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  9. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  10. Negotiation

    37% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Operation and control

    37% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  12. Persuasion

    37% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  14. Speaking

    37% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Writing

    37% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  17. Reading comprehension

    36% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  18. Operation monitoring

    34% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  19. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  20. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Static strength

    70% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  2. Trunk strength

    52% Skill level

    Use your abdominal and lower back muscles a number of times without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

  3. Manual dexterity

    52% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  4. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  5. Arm-hand steadiness

    46% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  6. Extent flexibility

    46% Skill level

    Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

  7. Multilimb coordination

    46% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  8. Near vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Dynamic strength

    46% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

  10. Oral comprehension

    45% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  11. Stamina

    45% Skill level

    Exercise for a long time without getting winded or out of breath.

  12. Finger dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  13. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  14. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  15. Far vision

    41% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  16. Whole body coordination

    39% Skill level

    Move your arms, legs, and body together.

  17. Inductive reasoning

    39% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  18. Sorting or ordering

    39% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  19. Speech clarity

    39% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  20. Speech recognition

    38% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    94% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    91% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Communicating within a team

    68% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  4. Building good relationships

    68% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  5. Coordinating the work of a team

    62% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  6. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    61% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  7. Training and teaching others

    58% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    58% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Giving expert advice

    55% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    55% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Coaching and developing others

    51% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    51% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    50% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  14. Scheduling work and activities

    50% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  15. Drafting, laying out, and specifying parts

    49% Skill level

    Detailing and describing how devices, parts or equipment are to be made, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    47% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  17. Thinking creatively

    46% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  18. Looking for changes over time

    43% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  19. Researching and investigating

    35% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  20. Checking compliance with standards

    32% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2022.00 - Stonemasons.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    97% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  2. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    95% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    94% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  4. Freedom to make decisions

    91% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    89% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Contact with people

    88% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Spend time standing

    87% Important

    Spend time standing at work.

  8. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  9. Unstructured work

    80% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Responsible for outcomes

    78% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  11. Teamwork

    77% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  12. Kneeling, crouching, stooping, or crawling

    77% Important

    Spend time kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling.

  13. Telephone

    75% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  14. Bending or twisting your body

    74% Important

    Spend time bending or twisting your body.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    73% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    73% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  17. Walking and running

    73% Important

    Spend time walking and running.

  18. Impact of decisions

    72% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  19. Health and safety of others

    72% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Time pressure

    71% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    67% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Achievement

    52% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  4. Relationships

    52% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  5. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    38% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Administrative

    29% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Creative

    29% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  4. Enterprising

    29% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  5. Helping

    19% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Analytical

    14% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 47-2022.00 - Stonemasons.
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