I agree with you. Now,I'm trying to transfer to Oracle. I know many large companies use
Oracle in North America. As you say ,To be a
data modeler needs good comunication skills. I'm not sure. Although to be a programmer is not my expectation. I have to
follow the job market as you say. After a period of time ,maybe I can do what I like. I know VC++,VB,ASP,PHP and a liitle Java. I had been a programmer for many years,last yearI became a db architect. Because I think as I 'm getting older, programming is no longer suitable for me. Perhaps,I have to be a programmer when I emigrate to Canada.
but after I'm sure with my English communication skills,I'll manage to be a data modeler. jabber, could you tell me what you intend to do when you no longer want to a programmer?