Q. I have two years of experience in Oracle as a PL/SQL developer. In my previous company, I worked as an Oracle PL/SQL developer cum DBA.
I worked on ERP application projects (Java and Oracle technology) in my previous company.
As a DBA, I know around 40 percent of the work. I am Oracle OCA-certified (developer side).
Now, I am working as an analyst. My current job role is working on finance service projects (with J2EE and Oracle technology).
I am an expert in PL/SQL and have good knowledge of ERP functionalities. I am interested in programming and have Java knowledge.
My question is, which path should I choose as my career?
My options are Oracle DBA, Oracle Apps, and Java and J2EE. I never worked on Oracle Forms, Reports and Oracle Apps 11i applications. I have only 40 percent of knowledge of Oracle DBA Works.
Should I go for a new technology, or can I continue with my current skill sets in J2EE technology.
Please guide me on which path I can choose?
Career advice from E. Balaji, CEO of HR services provider, Ma Foi Management Consultants:
Based on your experience in Oracle as a PL/SQL developer, I would suggest that sticking to your current skill set is a better option.
JAVA/J2EE with PL/SQL is a good combination.
There are technology centers/subsidiaries of technology intensive product companies (physical products) as well as traditional IT companies that have good projects. They are hiring a lot of people for this skill set.
Oracle DBA may not be a good option as you say you are not proficient in IT. Oracle Apps would be totally a new skill for you.