Hmm, I always say Technology runs in stages of evolution. The pioneers are the Computer Scientists. They understand deeply, without convention or standards yet developed. Everything is experimental. Then comes the Engineers. They apply the standard conventions. Then comes the Administrators. They develop much less, put they can put systems together and maintain them. The Administrator role only comes when better GUI's or engineered scripts and standards are developed. Finally, the technology becomes so ubiquitous that the Technician can handle the primary functions.
This evolution has always occured from the Scientist, Engineer, Administrator and Technician for all technologies, whether it was Mainframe servers, PC's, Networks, Databases, or Web Design. Unfortunately, while it sounds nice to call yourself a Scientist with your rigid structure, documentation, standards, you are at BEST a Database Engineer and most likely a Database Administrator, possibly even a Database Technician as the GUI gets more simplified. The Database Scientists who are pushing the boundaries are actually the "Artists".