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sec­tor is ex­pected to grow by 149,800 jobs, or 3.3 per cent.

Re­cruit­ment com­pany Robert Wal­ters IT as­so­ciate di­rec­tor (NSW) Peter Bate­son says ICT has gone from be­ing in the back­rooms of com­pa­nies to ‘‘ be­ing in the spot­light’’.

‘‘ Ev­ery year ICT has be­come more and more main­stream and a busi­ness en­abler,’’ he says. ‘‘ ICT is con­stantly evolv­ing and that cre­ates de­mand.

‘‘ Com­pa­nies are al­ways look­ing to im­ple­ment the lat­est tech­nolo­gies and of­ten it is about them try­ing to gain a com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage.’’

Bate­son says staff with a knowl­edge of ‘‘ cloud’’ tech­nol­ogy, through which com­pa­nies can ac­cess their in­for­ma­tion from any de­vice, any­where, at any­time, are in the big­gest de­mand from em­ploy­ers at the moment.

The num­ber of fit­ness in­struc­tors, par­tic­u­larly per­sonal train­ers, has grown by more than 300 per cent in the past 15 years be­cause more peo­ple are seek­ing help to con­trol weight and im­prove phys­i­cal health.

Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Per­sonal Train­er­schief ex­ec­u­tive Kylie Fa­hey says the role of per­sonal train­ers has had an ac­cel­er­ated evo­lu­tion in the past three years. It now in­cludes pro­vid­ing 12 or eightweek health chal­lenges, out­side and weight-group train­ing pro­grams and ses­sions tai­lored for in­di­vid­u­als at gyms.

‘‘( Obe­sity) is not an is­sue that’s go­ing to go away overnight,’’ she says.

‘‘ The fit­ness in­dus­try will have a strong role in the pro­mo­tion of well­ness in the next decade.’’ Lisa Ker­not, a mum of two, is mak­ing a ca­reer change from cus­tomer ser­vice to per­sonal train­ing through the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Per­sonal Train­ing.

She was in­spired by her own de­sire to im­prove her health and life­style.

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