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What do most database administrators begin as?

I want to become a database administrator after college. There are not a lot of entry level DBA job openings. What do most DBAs do first, (i.e. entry level programmer, network administrator. etc.).

Asked By: Magician - 2/27/2007
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Another possibility is to start as a system administrator, because the work is similar - troubleshooting, upgrading,writing scripts to move data around or work with user accounts, performance tuning, etc... More
Answered By: Harold L - 2/27/2007
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data entry clerks.
Answered By: erindehart1 - 2/27/2007
 
Most of the DBAs I know started as developers who then graduated to DBA work as their knowledge of the particular DBMS they were working on increased. Very few started out as junior DBAs.
Answered By: huangporules - 2/27/2007
 
College grads do not qualify to be network administrators thats a complex job and college doesn't come close to teaching you enough. You don't mention what your degree will be in? Im assuming its not under water basket weaving so I would guess some form of computer programer. If you want to become, IT, network admin... More
Answered By: gregory_usa83 - 2/27/2007
 
In call center you could start out by doing support work. Then you could be a DBA. But no call center will ever advertise any DBA vacancy unless it is a critical need. So once if you get in you have to do find out on your own.
Answered By: deostroll - 2/27/2007
 
once you are in an organisation as for instance a programmer, then you start to bother you with the database, and gather as much as information on it as you can. Most important is that you know what is IN the database, . Then you can start to make little "adjustments" make sure that you are the only one who understand... More
Answered By: gjmb1960 - 2/27/2007
 
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