A new report titled ‘The Future of Work – How Can We Adapt to Survive and Thrive’, has predicted that personal training will be among the most stable jobs of the future.
The report, released by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in February, addressed how the workforce of the future will need to focus on adapting its current skill sets and be more flexible, and how technological advances will put some jobs at risk. Those in face-to-face industries, such as personal trainers, in-home carers, chefs and bakers, however, may find that they are in some of the most respected and sought-after jobs as we move into the next decade.
‘This report really highlights that personal training can be a long, rewarding career, and the demand for PTs is set to continue’ said Dyanne Ward, CEO, Australian Institute of Fitness.’
Michael Cunico, National Fitness Manager at Fitness First, said, ‘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 sought-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.’
Source: Australian Institute of Fitness