Well there is a catch to finding a decent career, at least in IT. You have to have experience. I have a BS in CS from Purdue. Right out of college I signed up with training programs for Oracle 8i and 9i ocp dba certifications. I completed the courses, took the exams, and got both certifications. Browsing monster.com, you can't find a single dba job anywhere where they don't want 5-10 years of experience. Even with the programmer/developer jobs, they all seem to want at least 2 years. A lot of the companies don't even care if you have a degree or certification, which is just bs. It's hard to get started in this field. But if anyone has any ideas, let me know.
By the way, running Oracle on linux is just awesome. There were some bugs in 8i release 3 for Windows, which I found didn't apply to the linux version. I'm running 9i on Redhat 8 right now, and it's flawless.