Job Title / Job Description
Senior Programming Analyst
Database administration and programming
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
There are tons of opportunities in the high tech area. Every industry needs people that know computers. In particular, my area of database administration is a nice niche that always needs experienced people.
What new technology will be important?
Web based applications are driving this industry away from client/server applications. Now that the .com era is over, the web will stabilize and put forth money making endeavors.
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
I had some corporate training, but for the most part, I am self taught. Technology changes so much that you constantly have to educate yourself. It helps to have a Bachelor degree to give you background.
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
Read a lot of books, but most important get some hands on experience. Books only give you concepts.
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
Not at all.