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HI guys and Gals
Being a fresher which career would be the best one ...either oracle dba or java In brief if we sit for scjp and scwcd certifications or oca and ocp certifications. In the long run which career will reap more fruits to us ..Think of it friends ..compare them in these three aspects

1)consistency 2)pay and perks 3)work pressure( blah blah even health is important)....if some one ask you to decide the above query in terms of only pay which one would you choose?

come on folks
[ July 22, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
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Alert: This is a general statement
Pay of DBA is generally more than that of a Java Developer.

Work wise, a DBA has more pressure; That doesn't a java developer has less pressure but going by the nature of job DBAs have greater responsibilities and hence pressure.
[ July 22, 2008: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
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1. Java is more widely used than db.
2. There are fewer DBA jobs available than Java jobs.

DBA gets paid more. I would go for Java path simply because it you get more opportunities here.

BTW, Isn't your name same as bollywood actress.JR doesn't allow celebrity names
 
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Is the Data Architect kind of a job different from a DBA?
 
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In every field you will find some one eaning 50K whils others earning 100K. All depends on individual skills/experience, how well he/she market their services, etc.

So choose the area you think you can be best at and have passion for. No pint in just chasing the dollars. It fluctuates. Be best at your field and negotiate effective salary/rates by having multiple job offers.
 
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Originally posted by arulk pillai:
So choose the area you think you can be best at and have passion for.


+1.

Software development and database administration are rather different fields of work. Chances are that if you really like one, you might not like the other. So instead of trying to figure out which might provide a better career, I'd suggest to figure out what you are really interested in. You'll be a much happier person that way.

Oh, and taking certificates is but the barest of preparations. Without practical hand-on experience, they won't prepare you for either field.
 
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:

+1.

Software development and database administration are rather different fields of work. Chances are that if you really like one, you might not like the other. So instead of trying to figure out which might provide a better career, I'd suggest to figure out what you are really interested in. You'll be a much happier person that way.

Oh, and taking certificates is but the barest of preparations. Without practical hand-on experience, they won't prepare you for either field.



Completely agree.
 
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taking certificates is but the barest of preparations




I am not sure that it is a misconception or market trends in certain countries in regards to certification. One can make his/her resume more impressive without just piling up on certifications.
 
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I would choose DBA. The role of DBA can be automated so it does not involve as much critical thinking. You can sit back and relax.
 
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Originally posted by Mike Isano:
I would choose DBA. The role of DBA can be automated so it does not involve as much critical thinking. You can sit back and relax.



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