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About this Career Path
Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
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Almost all database administrators work full time. About 1 in 5 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.
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Entry Level Database Developer/Administrator
Junior Level Database Developer/Administrator
Advanced Database Developer/Administrator
Top Expected Tasks
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.
Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.
Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Computers and Electronics
Complex Problem Solving