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Don Burleson Writes #1 SearchOracle Article for 2015

Oracle News by Bryan Misenheimer

December 31, 2015

If you haven't heard of Don Burleson, then you probably haven't been in the Oracle business very long. 

Don is one of the world's leading Oracle experts and celebrated authors on Oracle-related topics.  A retired adjunct professor emeritus, he penned five of the officially authorized Oracle Press books, more than 30 books on Oracle database management and hundreds of articles in national magazines.  In addition, he is a popular and highly sought after lecturer at IT conferences worldwide.  

Don has produced another winner in his article on the SearchOracle website entitled "How to land your dream Oracle DBA job."   Mark Fontecchio, SearchOracle Editor, lauds it as #1 on SearchOracle's list of the Top Oracle stories in 2015 hailing it the single most read Oracle story of the year.  Mark writes:

"Despite the recession, companies are willing to pay top dollar for qualified Oracle professionals. Don Burleson offers guidance on nabbing the dream Oracle DBA job."

 With the experience that comes from running a successful consulting firm, Don's article addresses the financial appeal of the DBA job:

 "If you look at the help wanted ads, Oracle DBA jobs look very appealing with salaries that rival engineers and other professionals, with starting salaries as high as $85,000 with senior Oracle DBA's commonly earning over $130,000 per year with Oracle superstars earning over a quarter million dollars a year."

 He goes on to add information on why these appealing salaries exist:

"There are two major reasons for higher salaries among Oracle professionals. First, Oracle DBAs manage databases that are worth billions of dollars, and with big responsibilities come big salaries. Second, Oracle's database is the world's most robust and flexible in the industry, and it often takes years to learn all of its nuances."

 To read more of this top article, see Getting a job as an Oracle DBA.  The story on the article being #1 on's Top Ten list of articles for 2015 is here.

 You can also see Don's book,  The Oracle Job Interview Handbook by Rampant TechPress, and see his online notes on getting an Oracle job:


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