A Good Time To Be an Oracle DBA
By Harold Green on Jun 19, 2009
In a CNN article the author lists Database Administrator (DBA) as one of the Top Ten Promising jobs with solid job growth outlook over the next several years. Additionally, a US-oriented salary survey indicates encouragingly high salaries for DBAs and Senior DBAs. Most importantly what these articles both indicate is that the DBA job role indeed continues to be a critical, high paying role with solid future prospects.
Now as much as ever, DBAs of all skill levels should look to shore up their skill sets and resumés. Certification can be a relatively inexpensive (although not easy) way to enhance your credibility and prospects while adding to your skills and knowledge.
As you evaluate your current situation, remember to consider certification as a part of your career-planning strategy – whether you need to upgrade, have never certified before, or are looking to specialize with an Expert designation.
Director, Oracle Certification