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Dba Career Path?

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I was alking to one of the IT guys at work and he was telling me that a better career path may be database administration as opposed to being a developer. He was saying the entry level jobs are higher paying and they are more in demand since there are less of them. I wanted to get your thoughts on this? Would it be worth it to abandon developing and moving into DBA or can you do both?

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The short answer is that I have no idea, but I wouldn't be inclined to take career advice from one IT person. I would actually research this. 

 

Regardless of "career path" and "entry level jobs" and "higher paying", the most important questions are:

 

What do you want to do?

What can you do? 

 

If you'd rather be a developer than a DBA, then be a developer. If you are better suited to being a developer than a DBA, then be a developer. People focus so much on money, but how much money you make is, in the grand scheme of things, a relatively minor issue.

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