CAREER

Database Administrators

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$98,860

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.7% (as fast as the average)

Career

What Database Administrators Do

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. Identify, investigate, and resolve database performance issues, database capacity, and database scalability. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

Other Job Titles Database Administrators May Have

Database Administration Manager, Database Administrator (DBA), Database Analyst, Database Coordinator, Information Systems Manager, System Administrator

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Senior Database Administrator ,

Interthinx

My job involves installing, monitoring, and debugging database server installations.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.

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