anyone a database admin?

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  1. philvia

    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    what do you actually do? do you like it? is all the work and certifications actually worth it? how is the pay? also can you provide any other info you think could be useful?

    i look it up on various websites and they just dont offer me the same descriptions as someone who actually does it.
     
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    That has to be the most horrible, boring IT administration job out there.

    Most DBA's are so specific to being a DBA they don't know anything apart from Oracle/SQL/Postgre that you'll never move into other positions (laterals) if the market is weak.

    For instance I can do anything from network engineering, network administration to systems administration.

    As a DBA you work on databases all day... creating tables, formulas, metrics, whatever, etc.

    Anyway, you can definitely make decent money, but there are far less DBA positions out there than other IT admins from what I've seen. I've never actually worked at a company with a DBA, apart from Lockheed.
     
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    Boring to you, maybe. Personally, I like databases and dream in SQL. It would be an okay job for me. Whats more, the DBA role is not anymore limited in scope than an admin role. This varies by company. I have the role of the 'DBA' on our team because I have the most SQLFoo, but thats certainly not all I do.
     
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    Our company doesn't have a "Database Administrator" per se. We have a systems engineer who handles the database issues as well as server/network printer issues.

    The term DBA is defined on a company by company basis, and therefore is difficult to assign a generic description.
     
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    I am a programmer/database admin/software/hardware support specialist, and i like working on database creation and administration. We do not use any third party database, we create and program our own in house database, which can be really interesting and keep you on your toes. It is all what you are interested in personally.

    I myself like it.
     

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