Which Career to Choose: Programmer Vs Administrator

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146 Responses

  1. Raksha Agrawal says:

    Hi Ravi,

    I have 15 months experience as Security Admin in Wipro however, I always wanted to go for development. Is there any chance that i can go for development. Will it be good for my career in future. If yes, how can I pursue that path. Will I get considerably low package? If no, how to progress in my current job. Kindly Help..

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Just wanted to know Security Admin in a Windows or Linux field? If you’ve any prior coding knowledge before you can easily switch to development field, but if don’t have any knowledge then its difficult to learn from scratch as it involves time and patience to learn.

      Else you can go for security certifications in the same field, here are some IT security certifications you can go through it –

  2. rohit says:

    Hello Sir,

    I am from ECE stream I did my BTech in 2016 I want to get into IT sector but I am confused to choose the fields like networking or programming. Please suggest me thanks in advance.

  3. Fazil Rf says:

    Dear Sir,

    Hope! You’re good. I’m Fazil having 2+ years experience on IT System Administration. Not Interested in Programming. My Question is,

    *System administrator or network engineer or technical support engineer*

    Which one will have the highest learning curve? Higher Package ? Which one has the more stuff? Which one have creative ENVIRONMENT?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      All System/Network/Technical Engineer falls under same category as “Sysadmin” Jobs, all are same no difference, for example, a Sysadmin must have knowledge of Administration, Network and Support (Communication skills.).

  4. sudheer kadari says:

    Is programming will get expired by automation? administration will be the best choice?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Automation itself is programming and administration itself keeping the program up. So both are good choice and have bright future..

  5. Yogendra Singh says:

    Sir I am pursing my MCA six semester, I don’t have much knowledge in programming and all, I am confused as what I should choose Programming job or administration job. So, sir please give me solution which field I choose for my internship and further. (sorry for bad English)

    • Ravi Saive says:


      As you doing MCA, so I suggest you to go for Programming, if you’re not comfortable with programming, go for Administration kind of jobs, but to be fact, both fields have good future, so its upto you which or what to choose..

  6. Zing JJ says:

    Dear Sir, I am also worried about that which field I join in my 3rd year because I love programming and I like database…

    Please guide me which specific path should i follow…?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Both the platforms have greater career, its upto you what to choose as your career. I suggest you to go for Programming + DBA, as you already have interested in it..

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