How much programming do you do as a DBA?

Hi James, I just finished reading your blog about "How to become a DBA" and I loved it! You have no idea how much time I have spent online researching that very question. Your blog was both informative and refreshing! Thank you very much for your online submission, it helped me out a lot. Now, on to my question... Ho much programming do you do as an adminsitrator? I don't have any prctical expericence in IT, but I do enjoy programming very much. My programming skills are dated, would my best optionto getting a DBA position be getting an associates in DBA, with an emphasis in programmin?

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