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    New to Access

    I am just starting creating Access 2000 databases in a corporate enviorment. I am enjoying using the program. Is there a big demand for Access databases in the workplace or am I wasting time???

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    Re: New to Access

    I started working with Access 6 years ago and its lead me to 2 other jobs since, and doubled my salary. I now just play with Access for small developments as I am now employed as a SQL Server DBA.

    I think it depends where your based as to the demand, but where I work in a multi-national company there is always the need for small scale database developments that Access provides for very well.

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    Re: New to Access

    I started working with Access the day that Microsoft released it to the public in 1992. I have been a full time Access developer, as opposed to developing in Access as a sideline for the past6 years, and I am well-paid for what I do.

    You may not find a lot of want ads for Access developers, because an awful lot of the demand is for desktop applications within a company; but there is a demand, possibly because amateur developers can develop themselves into serious problems and then need professionals to bail them out. If you are an experienced developer, the contract agencies are a good source of employment because they never have enough qualified Access developers to meet their clients' demands. But first, you have to get the experience, and you'll probably get that in a department of a large corporation or in a small company that is willing to take a chance on you.
    Charlotte

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    Re: New to Access

    One thing that you can do is to learn Access and then create the demand for your newfound skills within your organization. <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> Most employers I've encountered appreciate their employees showing such initiative, making the path for advancement a little easier too.

    Also, I've found that one set of new skills leads to the development of even more skills, and so on. You work on one project and see how a new component might be able to be incorporated, and then learn how to do it. Over the past couple of years I've added advanced spreadsheet designing, report & database mining, AS400 query development, some VBA, beginnings into ODBC, etc., with one progressing into another. Just keep pushing the envelope.

    Besides, you said that you're enjoying it. Find someone willing to pay you to do a job you'd do for the fun of it anyways, and you've got it made! <img src=/S/trophy.gif border=0 alt=trophy width=15 height=15>

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    Re: New to Access

    Thank you all for the inspiring comments. I am enjoying the work and giving people WHAT THEY WANT AND DIDN'T KNOW THEY COULD HAVE. i hope to be answering Access questions on this board soon too.

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