Top 30 fastest-growing jobs by 2020
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4. Brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, tile and marble setters
Projected increase in 2020: 60.1 percent
Number employed in 2010: 29,400
Median pay in 2010: $27,780
Education/training: Apprenticeships usually are sponsored by local union-management joint apprenticeship and training committees, local contractors, or trade associations.
Job outlook: New concerns over the costs of heating and cooling buildings of all types has led to a need to train construction workers of all types, including brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons, in the emerging field of green construction.