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Dentist or DBA?

In DBA on October 13, 2013 at 18:08

The more digitized our society becomes, the more important the role of database administrator becomes. By 2020, we’ll need about 33,900 new ones to store, organize, manage, and troubleshoot all the content we store on computers. At least, according to who recently published the 100 best jobs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 30.6 percent employment growth for database administrators between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Database Administrator is #6 in the top 100 best jobs and #2 from the best technology jobs.


And looking at the best global brands for 2013, we can see that most of the top ones are in technology:


Check some interesting details about DBA salaries. For example, the highest paid in the database administrator profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Jose, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Trenton, NJ. The Dalton, GA area also pays well, as does the city of Washington, DC.

If you are a DBA, read these reviews and advice:

– Salary and benefits are good
– Lots of young, intelligent people
– Hard work, this is not a leisurely place to work
– Never can take time off

Lots of interesting statistics about DBAs and the database administration job can be found at computer careers-review. Interesting to note that the DBA profession is one of the few with 10 out 10 advancement potential:


The latest CNN Money review places the DBA profession as #5 job in America:


The Best Job Info Guide suggest how to become Database Administrator.

The National Careers Service has made a very interesting review on the DBA profession. They discuss the work, salary, job requirements, skills, interests and qualities DBAs must have.

If you have the time, check What´s your opinion about the DBA job in the future on Ask Tom, a discussion that started in 2003 and the latest update is from 2013.