Oracle DBA jobs to grow 38%
Every year, young computer
professionals leave the hallowed halls and ivory towers of college
and survey the landscape for computer jobs. They look at the salary
surveys and drool at the prospect of earning up to $250k per year as
a DBA. Many of them don't know what a DBA does, but they sure like
Forbes article notes that the DBA job role is one of the fastest
growing areas of information technology with a projected increase of
"DBAs came in
at #12, and are projected to go from 104,000 in 2004 to 144,000
in 2014, an increase of 38.20%.
It should come as no shock that of the top 30 fastest-growing
jobs, 17 are health care-related. (Number one is home health
aides.) However, it was somewhat surprising that “network
systems and data communications analysts” came in at #2, given
automation and outsourcing. The latter reason likely accounts
for the conspicuous absence of developers on the list.
(Although they probably appear on India’s list!)
Forbes lists the current starting pay for DBAs as $43,605, which
seems low. One hopes that as demand increases, salaries will
Still, DBAs have a long way to go to get to the best-paying tech
job: SAP functional consultants (boo! hiss!), who earn an
average of $163,000. Database administration as a career has
been on various “hot lists” for some time now."
This is nothing
new, and predictions of the growing role of the DBA date back to the
1970’s. However, the role of the Oracle DBA’s is changing,
increasing in scope as the mundane and tedious chores of basic
database management are automated.
Even though the
DBA job role is increasing demand, the standards are becoming higher
than ever, as companies realize that they need a highly-qualified
professional to manage their mission-critical data.
how to become an Oracle
become an Oracle Applications DBA.
Also, see my
notes on DBA jobs: