oh good points, Oracle is mainly used by big companies, banks, healthcare. business that really need stability I am by know means an expert in this and Dan surely has more industry experience. Most of this comes from friends who also work in niche fields of securities and specific company designations. You also have to be careful with opinion’s on Quora and other places. Please don’t take my advice as you might be nothing like me but I I will give a couple more points to see which is right for you.
So I would first research what companies use Oracle. Look ahead 5 years from now and try to imagine the kind of life you want to live and where you want to live. Are these the kind of companies you want to work for? Where are they located?
Look at what people say about Oracle on glassdoor, indeed, etc.
What kind of projects do you make in Oracle? Will this make you happy?
Really dig deep, do your own research from as many sources as possible but please be aware that people have a tendency towards negativity and seeing the world through their experience. Try to find another Oracle Jet developer to see what their daily job duties are. I believe since Oracle is so stable there are less likely to be fires to put out. You might have more free time.
Job volume doesn’t matter as results don’t paint the whole picture. It’s a niche field and though there are less jobs advertised there are also less qualified people. The companies that use Oracle will not take chances with anybody handling their data. You can’t just say your an Oracle developer you need to prove it.
If you get Oracle certified you will also have a login for Oracle, companies that then need Oracle developers post with Oracle and that is also where you find most of the jobs. So again a search is misleading when it comes to niche fields. Niche fields often pay more as well. you can get oracle certified and still learn react and other frameworks but it would be more difficult to do this the other way around as there are test you have to pass and study for. You might also have to take tests every 1-2 years to prove you are keeping current with Oracle best practices.
You are also more likely to make successful contacts in this area as its all enterprise level. The people you work with will be professionals.
Now I leave all that for you to consider. if you have to write down pros and cons on a piece of paper do so. It’s a big decision. But honestly finding work in ether field is easy. It’s more what will you enjoy more.
all THAT being said LOL, I have changed my mind because for me,I do not like working with in big companies. I like being artistic and creative. Banks and healthcare are not known for this. But I have put my time in the corporate world. I am better for it but have no wish to go back and I prefer instability, side projects and freelancing.