Operating System = Unix and NT
Languages = PL/SQL and SQL*Plus
Path = Jr, MID, SR
Salary = 38,000/= , 52,000/=, Skies the limit.
Demand = Huge see computerjobs.com
Other Skills = Data Warehousing
As long as Federal government is around Oracle will be around
It is always good to know Java , Perl and Shell programming
DBA's on UNIX are paid more than DBA's on NT. DBA on UNIX is more challenged than on NT
If some one want to grow, he should concentrate on Data Modeling, Designing, DW etc.,
DBA's with Replication Experience and/or OPS are paid high salaries
If one want to become as the Sr. DBA/manager for a Big shop, then he is probably expected to know like SYBASE, and others also as they might have those setups also. At least some knowledge to assign the work to his SUBOrdiantes
UNIX, LINUX are the OS's lead in future also.
After gaining experience, jumping to another database is not a big deal in any case one fails. It is difficult to predict the future. However, most likely there is no threat to Oracle in near future.
I think Oracle DBA's are highly paid than any one else in that category
It can go up Director depends on how you take, if you understand the business model, then you will not do any more DBA' work you will do People Mangement work
DBA's or SYstems Admin's are better always compared to programmers as they come today and go tomorrow
Making money Depends: for 3 to 4 years - $70K. But it waries like last year same experienced person made $100K and this they are not making even more than $60(not true in all cases)
These are my few thougts....
Waiting for others to Reply.........................
I feel if a oracle DBA knows about oracle financials,Oracle Application Server,Oracle migration from other RDBMS, Windows NT,Unix (All flavours Sun solaris to Linux) Administration,Datamodelling tools like Erwin, Designer, Dataware housing tools,Tivoli,docoumentum and Oracle internals including windows family of operating system administration With some working Knowledge of SQL SERVER,IBM DB2 and Sybase with lots of experience and lots of certification will take you a long way as irehmena say sky is the limit.
I know Iam putting too much of subject maybe I have not taken other subjects into consideration now a day you cannot just say Iam oracle DBA and Jobs will line up for you the market trend has changed.Remember if you want to reach the sky there is no limit to the Knowledge you need to aquire over the course of time the more the knowledge you have the nearer you are to reach the sky.
It would be better still if more people respond to this thread so that we can get a general overview about what most people think.
Also How can a Oracle DBA who has been working on NT for 3 years get into Oracle on Unix administration. The reason I am asking this is I am one of them and it is a known fact that just being a DBA on NT operating system is not enough, but the question is how do you shift your platform because nobody will give you a job till the time you know it and you cannot know it till the time you work on it.
Administration on unix is not like programming which you can learn at home and then apply for jobs. Most of the times it is an on the job learning.
btw when we say DBA on unix what should the person know other than shell scripts. I mean what is enough to get a job.
I can learn unix by installing Linux but then what areas should one concentrate on so that he can start applying for jobs and the rest he can learn on the job.
Open to as many ideas as possible.
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