A Day in the Life

Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data is available to users and secure from unauthorized access. Database administrators, often called DBAs, make sure that data analysts and other users can easily use databases to find the information they need and that systems perform as they should. Some DBAs oversee the development of new databases. They have to determine the needs of the database and who will be using it. They often monitor database performance and conduct performance-tuning support.

Also Known As...

Database Administrators can have different titles at different organizations. Here are the top job titles associated with this career:

  • Database Administrators
  • Oracle Developers
  • Data Analysts
  • SQL Developers
  • Oracle Consultants

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By the Numbers

According to EMSI, job demand for Database Administrators will grow 13% by 2030. Between July 2019 and June 2020, there were 99,481 unique jobs posted for Database Administrators. The average number of monthly hires was 3,513 with a median salary of $90,085.

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How to Get There

  • Foundation: Introduction to Databases
  • Intermediate: Building the Database
  • Advanced: Administering the Database

The Foundational track looks at the core of databases from creation, using the most popular tool sets, to the management skills needed to maintain control of your data.

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