New jobs experiencing quick growth:study
TORONTO - Online job site Workopolis says jobs like zumba fitness instructor, big data analyst and search engine optimization specialist are occupations that didn't exist a decade ago but among those experiencing rapid growth these days.
Workopolis says that close to 300,000 jobs went unfilled in the second quarter of 2013, indicating there are opportunities for young professionals.
Other jobs that Workopolis says didn't exist 10 years ago include online community manager, mobile applications developer, sustainability expert and elder-care services co-ordinator.
It notes that growing up in a digital world gives younger workers an advantage over older people returning to the workforce.
Workopolis also says it has seen a 16 per cent growth in part-time positions and a five per cent increase in contract jobs year-over-year.
Jobs such as administrative assistant, customer service representative, merchandiser and personal banking officer trainee are among the top 10 jobs that Workopolis says are most in demand for students and new graduates.