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Proper job title & career path for what i do

Hey All,
I need to know the proper job title & career path of what i do:
My job title for time being is Database Administrator
No. of experience years: 10
What i do:
I'm doing many tasks related to Database administration for (Oracle, syabse & SQL server) and in addition I'm responsible for building new environments (Starting from installing servers by operating systems and ending by installing, configuring bussiness applications).
Also I'm giving support to about 250 employees (Database + OS + B. applications)

So, could anyone tell me what is the proper job title and career path for what i do?

Thanks in advance
Ramez Nabil
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Installing the server and os is more of a server admin/network admin job. As you work for larger companies these roles get segregated. I personally like being network/system/db admin so I work for a smaller company. I wouldn't be happy just doing db admin all day, however because of that I rely on friends that specialize in these roles when I need to do highly  advanced things.

My best advice is to ask yourself how you want to spend your day. Make up a title. Look backwards and make a path.
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jaiminpsoniCommented:
When you wake up in the morning and you enjoy going to office.... then thats the job you should continue....

If on every monday morning you feel upset about going to office, it looks like you nee change...
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RamezAuthor Commented:
hey guys,
Thanks for your replies. I actually love what i do but the problem is that i feel that my job title is not suitable with what i do. Also i need to know i need to know the career path for this Job!

Thanks,
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Well one usual career path is from general to specific. So you could choose to stick with network, hardware, os, or db.

Another path is management. You hire someone under you to do one or more of your tasks. You end up running a department of specialists.  

Another is to stay general but specialize in certain equipment. This is similar to what I did, I can run a smb pretty well. I know sonicwall, netgear, Acronis, retrospect, kerio, vmware etc... All smb gear in all areas. I don't know cisco, juniper, exchange, clustering,  hot offsite, etc... This stuff is only used in larger companies.

There is no one career path.
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RamezAuthor Commented:
Thanks aarontomosky, got it about career path.
I like to complete as technical guy, but as you can see, my time is not fully dedicated to database administration, therefore I need a suitable title that represents what I do.
Is there any title that combine all these tasks?
Thanks
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Systems admin? I've never been big on titles.
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GirardAndrewCommented:
Try "Network and Database Administrator" or "The Administrator" :D

I really think that knowing all of these should set your path to CTO or CIO position.
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