Information Technology Careers. Database Administrator. A person (or group of people) responsible for the maintenance and performance of a database. Interesting Facts about this IT Career.
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They identify user needs, set up computer databases, and test systems. They ensure that systems perform as they should. Database administrators often plan security measures. Data integrity, backup, and security are critical parts of the job.
Database administrators must be able to think logically. Being able to concentrate and pay close attention to detail is important. These computer specialists sometimes work on their own, but they often work in teams. They must be able to communicate with computer personnel, such as programmers and managers. They must also communicate with other staff who may have no computer training.
Some jobs may require only a 2-year degree. Most community colleges, and many other technical schools, offer an associate degree in computer science or a related information technology field. Many of these programs are geared toward meeting the needs of local businesses. They are more occupation-specific than 4-year degree programs.