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How is the life od DBA????

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by silicon_master, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. silicon_master New Member

    Hi all

    Its been long i didn't loggrd on to this site...

    Actually, i want a suggestion from you all.....

    I am working in a software company in .net with vc# and sql server 2000....

    I love database but am restricted because we do not use it to maximum extent...

    All i want to know is that if i want to change a job,

    Should i go for Database only( i mean as a database administrator which may take some time)...

    What is the scope as a database administrator in a good company if compared with programming(career and money wise)...

    Pr should i continue working on both....

    Real help needed ...

    Waiting for Reply...


    Silicon Master
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

    Difficult question.<br />Ask two people and you get three opinions. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Strictly speaking for myself, I think a DBA is "more" respected and recognized than a developer. At least here, a DBA also gets more money than a developer.<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  3. satya Moderator

    I was exactly in same position 9 years ago and I've made decision to become a DBA and now I'm more than happy since last 9 years.

    (for the relevancy of topic, moved from General DBA section)

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  4. silicon_master New Member

    Thanks to both of you and it's really a tough decision....

    One thing more i want you all to suggest me that should i fully jump to DB right now(just with 1 year experience) or continue with current development to wait for the right time to arrive....

    Regards

    Silicon Master
  5. FrankKalis Moderator

  6. satya Moderator

    I believe there isn't much around for Development jobs now a days, and if you can keepup the parallel DBA role then it will fetch you more in coming years.

    All the best.

    Satya SKJ
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