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Career Details :: Database Administrators
Coordinate changes to computer databases. Test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Writes logical and physical database descriptions including location, space, access method, and security.
- Codes database descriptions and specifies identifiers of database to management system or directs others in coding descriptions.
- Tests, corrects errors, and modifies changes to programs or to database.
- Develops data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures, using pen, template, or computer software.
- Establishes and calculates optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.
- Reviews project request describing database user needs, estimating time and cost required to accomplish project.
- Directs programmers and analysts to make changes to database management system.
- Selects and enters codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
- Trains users and answers questions.
- Specifies user and user access levels for each segment of database.
- Revises company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.
- Confers with coworkers to determine scope and limitations of project.
- Reviews procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
- Reviews workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
- Computer and Information Systems Managers
- Computer Operators
- Computer Programmers
- Computer Security Specialists
- Computer Support Specialists
- Computer Systems Analysts
- Mathematical Technicians
- Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers
- Written Comprehension
- Oral Expression
- Deductive Reasoning
- Information Ordering
- Mathematical Reasoning
General Work Activities
- Interacting With Computers
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Frustrating Circumstances
- Degree of Automation
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate