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Study finds Personal Training set to be a stable future job
A new report has suggested that personal training will be one of the most stable jobs of the future as the economy faces "intense pressures to respond to changing customer demands and new market entrants".
The report, The Future of Work – How Can We Adapt to Survive and Thrive, compiled by Deloitte Access Economics for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, addresses how the workforce of the future will need to focus on adapting their current skill sets and be more flexible, and how on-going technological advances will put some jobs at risk.
However, the report suggests that more caring face to face industries such as personal training will be among the most respected and sought after jobs as we move into the next decade.
Commenting on the report, Australian Institute of Fitness Chief Executive Dyanne Ward stated "this report really highlights that personal training can be a long, rewarding career, and the demand for PTs is set to continue.
“At the Australian Institute of Fitness, we have been delivering quality education for over 30 years now, along with investing in our career partner program to ensure our graduates stand out with the skills employers are really looking for.”
Michael Cunico, National Fitness Manager at Fitness First, one of The Institute’s career partners adds “the fitness industry has grown strongly in recent times, and with that has come a shift in the perception of what working in the industry means. Previously it was thought the fitness industry was for training obsessed individuals who were looking for an opportunity to combine their passion for exercise, with getting paid. Things have certainly changed at every level of the industry, and personal trainers are sought after for their skill and expertise in all fields, from strength and conditioning to injury rehabilitation.
“Trainers who specialise and become experts in their field are highly sort after by people from all walks of life, from professional athletes to stay at home mums. Management roles are also readily available, as the industry’s boom has seen a sharp uplift in the volume of actual fitness facilities being built.”
Introducing the report, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Lee White explains "each of us needs to recognise that our skills set, if left un-nurtured, will quickly become obsolete.
"Individuals need to ask themselves what skills they’ll need to succeed in an automated society.
“Our survey shows that 60% of people are currently thinking that they will change industry, their role or both in the next year.
“This attitude to work heralds a seismic shift in our attitude to careers. A job for life just doesn’t have a place in our modern society.
“Individuals will likely have a number of different careers in their lifetime – and they will need to commit to life long learning to ensure their skills are constantly honed.”
Click here to contact the Australian Institute of Fitness.
Click here to access The Future of Work – How Can We Adapt to Survive and Thrive.
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