Every organization, public or private, needs secure data storage. Data warehousing specialists and document management specialists configure data storage systems to keep data both accessible and safe. Data warehousing specialists start by gaining an understanding of what data their customers need to store, and how they want to access it. Then they design data warehouses to securely store their customer’s data. Their systems often need to allow batch loading of large amounts of data, such as a company’s payroll, sales, or purchasing records. These specialists develop detailed documentation, such as a description of data’s path from origin, formatting and structure specifications, where it’s stored, and who has access to it. They create procedures and rules so that different business groups can extract needed data. Document management specialists oversee an organization’s systems for capturing, storing, and destroying electronic records and documents. They make sure that documents can be accessed only by authorized individuals, and that master documents remain secure. Both roles test many functions of their systems regularly to ensure they operate accurately, and meet relevant industry regulations. Skills in data analysis and programming are needed to modify programs, and troubleshoot support for users. People in these positions may work more than 40 hours per week. Most positions require a bachelor’s degree, but some require only technical training or an associate’s degree.
What they do:
Implement and administer enterprise-wide document management systems and related procedures that allow organizations to capture, store, retrieve, share, and destroy electronic records and documents.
On the job, you would:
Assist in determining document management policies to facilitate efficient, legal, and secure access to electronic content.
Assist in the development of document or content classification taxonomies to facilitate information capture, search, and retrieval.
Implement electronic document processing, retrieval, and distribution systems in collaboration with other information technology specialists.
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
Safety and Government
law and government
reading work related information
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
notice when problems happen
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Document management software
Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
Records management software
Video creation and editing software
Apple Final Cut Pro
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
bachelor's degree or master's degree usually needed
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
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