Cement Masons


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast, Career Cluster
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Cement Masons

Cement Masons - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Nearly half of all cement masons work for concrete contractors. Cement masons work on projects such as highways, bridges, and shopping malls. They work on large buildings such as factories, schools, and hospitals. Most self-employed masons specialize in small jobs, such as driveways, sidewalks, and patios.

Major employers:

  • Concrete contractors
  • Office and industrial construction companies
  • House construction companies
  • Highway and street construction companies

Outlook

Demand will for cement masons is expected to decrease over the next few years. Changes to products and installation practices are decreasing the need for cement masons.

Cement masons sometimes have periods of unemployment. This is due to the short-term nature of many jobs. The cyclical nature of the industry also has an effect. During economic slowdowns, the number of job openings for cement masons declines. However, job openings will occur as current workers leave this occupation. The best job prospects are for those who have technical training.

Cement Masons (CIS 100268)

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Illinois
4,546
Medium
&
9.8%
5.8%
>>>>
549
High
  Champaign Area
86
Medium
&
15.1%
7.0%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
89
Medium
&
11.2%
5.0%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Cook County
1,534
Medium
&
8.9%
5.6%
>>>>
184
Moderate
  Decatur Area
61
Medium
&
4.9%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
306
Large
&
11.8%
9.7%
>>>>
38
High
  Du Page County
593
Medium
&
5.1%
5.4%
>>>>
67
High
  Edwardsville Area
117
Large
&
13.7%
5.1%
>>>>
15
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
34
Medium
&
14.7%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
68
Medium
&
-2.9%
5.2%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Lake County
260
Medium
&
13.8%
8.6%
>>>>
34
High
  McHenry County
159
Large
&
18.9%
6.8%
>>>>
22
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
57
Medium
&
8.8%
6.8%
>>>>
6
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
110
Medium
&
7.3%
3.6%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
214
Medium
&
6.1%
7.3%
>>>>
24
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
57
Medium
&
1.8%
4.3%
>>>>
6
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
80
Medium
&
1.2%
5.7%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Rockford Area
133
Medium
&
16.5%
7.6%
>>>>
18
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
31
Medium
&
3.2%
2.4%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
91
Medium
&
8.8%
4.7%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
127
Medium
&
15.7%
6.4%
>>>>
16
High
  Vermilion County
15
Small
&
0.0%
4.9%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
313
Large
&
13.7%
9.1%
>>>>
40
High
United States
203,400
Large
&
-2.1%
3.7%
>>>>
17,000
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.