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Career Advise Needed ! Urgent

R Vishnukumar

Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 8
Hi all

Is System administration field is a nice field to choose with !Is that a evergreen field.

Now i am in a situation in my life to choose between two

1.Java developer

2.Solaris system administrator

How is system admin field in USA.How much is pay there for system admins after getting some experience there !

Also pls tell me whether scope of system admins in indian companies !

After gaining some 2 years experience how much we can expect in US and in India
Orem Hun

Joined: May 24, 2005
Posts: 28
Companies seem to move away from Solaris to much cheaper versions (Linux etc), for these skills the opportunities become less and less. Java usage is growing and there will be more and more opportunities.

Similar lines, there will be more with Java skills than solaris admin skills, so more competition. I would lean toward Java developer, you should also consider which one naturally appeals to you.
Abhijit Kumar
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 225
If you can add Security skills with your Solaris Admin skills, it's a combination which will take you far.

gopal venu
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Joined: Jan 06, 2006
Posts: 55

I am having just 2 yrs i can not give u the guidance but i can tell u the present scenario.

Though people saying Java/J2EE field is growing but same time Pay is not as good as compare to other technologies .But every thing has its pros and cons.
Java/J2EE having large market so u can easily switch you job while Sun Solaris having limited market so u have to find hardly...but definately if u r good techie then u should go for Solaris u can get better money there.

Now a days ppl paying 3.50-4.0 for 2+ J2EE ppl nd 5-7L for 5+ J2EE ppl.
Same time one person from my company got job at PCS (NOT A PAYMASTER),he is having 5+ exp in Sun Solaris and his package is 11L...

So now u can decied....

All the Best
Jay Shin
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 169

How is system admin field in USA. How much is pay

Good - if you're U.S. citizen
Bad - if you're an H-1B alien
David C Mathew

Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 28
//now solaris 10 is open source and i heard article that solaris 10 is a Linux better than a Linux
// and I heard that In the world 80% of sys admin are in USA, if u r a alien in USA ur salary will be low.
David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

David C Mathew, please try not to use abbreviations in your posts (u, r, ur) as they make posts harder to understand.

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