Dear All,
Hello to each one of you for running this group in such a fantastic way.These questions are for each one of us who are either working as an oracle DBA or aspire to become one:

1)What is the career path of an oracle DBA.To be more precise what should an oracle DBA look for after 5-10 yrs down the line in his career.What should his vision be as only being technical wont help in long term.

2)We know about team leads and project managers in oracle technology only but what else should be expected out of an oracle DBA.

3)Is it advisable if one gets an opportunity to go into Oracle Apps in the starting of his/her career.Does every oracle DBA aspire to get into Oracle Apps Technology or one should need to work as an Oracle DBA first.

4)Would an MBA be upper edge for an oracle DBA in the long run.If yes,then how?

5)Which one is better.Oracle DBA or working in
Oracle Apps?

Pls suggest,discuss and criticise the above points so that every Oracle DBA should have a vision and motive in the long run.

Thanks in anticitpation.Awaiting for a reponse from everyone of you.Pls participate in this open discussion.I request this to all the genius DBA.