Database Administration
IT Career Level 2

Following are some of the most popular IT job titles that companies are looking for, as well as their job description, salary and education/credential requirements. There are many more IT job titles than what you see below; we have only listed a few of the most popular in each sector.

Database Administrator Job Titles

Database Administrator, SQL Programmer

Job Description:
Database Administrators work with database management systems software and determine ways to organize and store data. They identify user needs and set up new computer databases. In many cases, Database Administrators must integrate data from outdated systems into a new system. They also test and coordinate modifications to the system when needed and troubleshoot problems when they occur. An organizationís Database Administrator ensures the performance of the system, understands the platform on which the database runs, and adds new users to the system.

Because many databases are connected to the internet, Database Administrators also must plan and coordinate security measures with Network Administrators. With the growing volume of sensitive data and the increasing interconnectedness of computer networks, data integrity, backup systems, and database security have become increasingly important aspects of the job of Database Administrators.

They must plan for future database capacity requirements as well as plan and execute data base backup and recovery and software updates. Database Administrators typically report to a Database Manager or IT Manager.

The constant interaction with other database personnel, and employees requires this IT career professional to communicate effectively on paper, via email, over the phone, and in person. Strong writing skills are useful in preparing communication for managers.

Education/Credential Requirements:
(Note: The requirements listed below were assembled based on the most popular IT job titles and company expectations. We have listed the most likely requirements. You may not need them all, but you will certainly be required to have some of them. If you need help with this, please speak to one of our Training Advisors at 877-872-4646 and they can guide you to the correct path.)

(Required): [High School Diploma or Equivalent]; [Crystal Report Writer]; [Soft Skills in Communications]

Go to next section below for Vendor Specific Administrators.

(Recommended): Working towards [Bachelor's Degree]

Also review the following page on Understanding Certifications

Also review the following page on Understanding Soft Skills

Salary information:
National Average Salary: $47,231.00
For more detailed Salary information see our Salary Statistics page.




(Vendor Specific) Administrators Job Titles

Microsoft Database Administrator, Oracle Database Administrator, IBM Database Administrator

Job Description:
Microsoft Database Administrator Your IT job description is the same as the Database Administrator above, with Microsoft SQL as the primary database system. In many cases you would know more than one type of database application.

Oracle Database Administrator Your IT job description is the same as the Database Administrator, with Oracle as the primary database system. In many cases you would know more than one type of database application.

IBM Database Administrator Your IT job description is the same as the Database Administrator, with IBM DB2 as the primary database system. In many cases you would know more than one type of database application.

Education/Credential Requirements:
(Note: The requirements listed below were assembled based on the most popular IT job titles and company expectations. We have listed the most likely requirements. You may not need them all, but you will certainly be required to have some of them. If you need help with this, please speak to one of our Training Advisors at 877-872-4646 and they can guide you to the correct path.)

(Required): [High School Diploma or Equivalent]; [Crystal Report Writer]; [Soft Skills in Communications]

Microsoft Database Administrator: [Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server 2005]; [Microsoft Database Administrator (MCDBA)]; [Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Database Administrator]; [Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Database Developer]

Oracle Database Administrator: [Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate]; [Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional]

IBM Database Administrator: [IBM Certified Database Associate]; [IBM Certified Database Administrator]; [IBM INFORMIX-Online Dynamic Server]

(Recommended): Working towards [Bachelor's Degree]

Also review the following page on Understanding Certifications

Also review the following page on Understanding Soft Skills

Salary information:
National Average Salary: $61,615.00
For more detailed Salary information see our Salary Statistics page.




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