If you don't see a future for yourself at your current workplace, it's time to start planning for a change. Be prepared: it will cost you some time, money, and effort, but the results will be life-changing.
This week's career advice request comes from a mid-20s entry-level IT worker from the US who has just recently landed his first "real job" in IT, despite having graduated in 2016 with a business degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from Middle Tennessee State. Despite his current position title as an IT Network Administration Associate.
Database certifications may not be as attractive or bleeding edge as cloud computing, storage or computer forensics. But the reality is that there has been, is, and always will be a need for knowledgeable database professionals at all levels and in a number of related job roles.