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The future for Oracle DBAs

What do you think is the future of Oracle? I have completed my enginnering in computer and want to go for an Oracle DBA post. What do you think, should I go for it and make it my future career, or in which other technology I should go for?

I think being an Oracle DBA is really rewarding. It can be a highly demanding job, but I feel that this is part of the exciting challenge of being a DBA. But I choose this path for myself and I am really happy with it. It is an exciting and rewarding job, IMHO.

Only you can decide for yourself if this is the path you want to go down. To help you make this decision, I suggest you install a database on a test machine at home. You can get a free copy of Oracle from Technet ( http://technet.oracle.com). You'll have to register with the Web site, but it's free. Then download the database software and install it. Play with it and see how you like it. You can also go to a local bookstore (such as Barnes and Noble) and look at the many Oracle DBA books on the market. Look through the books to see if this is the type of work that will interest you. Finally, see if you can find some local DBAs who you can talk to. Find out what they like/dislike about their job. See if it is a fit for you.

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