DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

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.

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Salary: $44,000 – $99,000

Education: 2&4 Year College/On-the-Job Training

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.

*This list of tasks does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

*This list of skills does not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

*This list of knowledge does not encompass all knowledge that may be applicable to this job.

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