What Can I Do? Database Administration

Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.[1] They develop and administer databases and or data management systems [2].

Entry Level Education – Bachelor’s degree

2019 Median Pay – $93,750 ($45.07/hour)

Job outlook  10%

What they do: Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.[1] Data can be stored in a local network or in the cloud but regardless of where the data is stored it needs to be secured.

Where do I start: Learn about a database

Certifications:

IBM Certified Database Administrator – DB2

Microsoft SQL Server database certifications

Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL Database Administrator

Oracle Database 12c Administrator

Where do they fall in the NIST[2] – DBAs fall under the Operate and Maintain and Data Administration specialty areas.

[1] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htm

[2] https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-181.pdf

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