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.