I started my IT career as a student worker in the database team at the County of San Diego. Although I worked on many different things in that group, it launched my career as a Database Administrator. You can get an overview of my career here.
It seems I picked the right career for a good job in America. According to CNNMoney and PayScale, a database administrator job is ranked number 7 for the best job in America in 2010. Check it out here.
There are quite a few IT jobs on the list. You can check out the full list here.
Do you agree with this ranking?