So, 43 years old and working on a career change(will be a minimum year out) and need some advice/help. (Not literal help, just advice and guidance)
I have been a Data Analyst(Data Informatics Analyst III is my office title/Lead Wireless Analyst is my business title) for 15+ years. I have an AAS in Business Management, working on an AAS in Data Analysis, as well as a MS database specialist advanced technical certificate.(Not official Microsoft cert). I will graduate with both in December, 5 classes left.
After 43 years of life, finally realized what I want to be when I grow up and that is a DBA. What can I do to make sure I am knowledgeable enough to be successful in the position. What additional education or studying or other work should I do?
I'm tired of being in a position where I am pretty much at a salary and position cap. My group is small with no plans to grow in a 600 person company and so my options for advancement are slim. Don't get me wrong, I know my job, and do it well and get praise, but I feel like I am in a rut with no way to get out.