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  1. #1
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    Arrow Unanswered: DBA future and Career prospects

    Hello Guys:

    I have just joined this forum today. I hope you all had a great Christmas.

    Well, I am a DBA (Oracle+DB2) with 9 years of experience. I am certified 9i DBA. Working on DB2 certification now. I have expertise in UNIX system admin and Veritas VM / VCS Cluster Administration. And I also have other software skills. I have worked for great companies like Oracle,Siebel,HP etc. Now I am a Senior Level DBA.

    I have seen DBAs with 15-20 years of experience - still doing DBA tasks and mentoring junior DBAs. I wonder where do I stand now and where I go from here? Do I have to do the same hands-on DBA tasks throughout my career? Sometimes I feel like I should be in a better position than what I am today. But I am not sure where everybody stands so far DBA career is concerned.

    I will really appreciate if you can tell me where you stand today and where you want to be in near future. I think its high time for me to evaluate my career options.

    Thanks in advance..
    -Amit

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    Re: DBA future and Career prospects

    hello amit,
    just joined today,

    just was searching on google for "future prospects of a dba" and found yr article.

    I guess it would be right for every dba to end up as a "business analyst"
    sooner or later; considering the fact that in terms of understanding biz functionality the dba comes just next to PM . (correct me if i am wrong ).

    i am currently working on SQL2k/win2k p/f . would like to shift to a oracle/db2/unix p/f ...........any roadmap u can offer me for that

    TIA

    rahul




    Originally posted by amitr123
    Hello Guys:

    I have just joined this forum today. I hope you all had a great Christmas.

    Well, I am a DBA (Oracle+DB2) with 9 years of experience. I am certified 9i DBA. Working on DB2 certification now. I have expertise in UNIX system admin and Veritas VM / VCS Cluster Administration. And I also have other software skills. I have worked for great companies like Oracle,Siebel,HP etc. Now I am a Senior Level DBA.

    I have seen DBAs with 15-20 years of experience - still doing DBA tasks and mentoring junior DBAs. I wonder where do I stand now and where I go from here? Do I have to do the same hands-on DBA tasks throughout my career? Sometimes I feel like I should be in a better position than what I am today. But I am not sure where everybody stands so far DBA career is concerned.

    I will really appreciate if you can tell me where you stand today and where you want to be in near future. I think its high time for me to evaluate my career options.

    Thanks in advance..
    -Amit

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