Database Administrators

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Database Administration Manager, Database Administrator (DBA), Database Analyst, Systems Administrator (Systems Admin)

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What they 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Plan and install upgrades of database management system software to enhance database performance.


Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service
  • management


  • telecommunications


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it



  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Persistence
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base management system software

  • Amazon DynamoDB Hot Technology
  • Elasticsearch Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Apache Hive Hot Technology In Demand
  • Blackboard software

Web platform development software

  • Google Angular Hot Technology
  • Spring Framework Hot Technology


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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