Database
Administrator

Professional Services

Are you comfortable with computers and enjoy math?

Consider becoming a DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR.

What is it?

If you are good with computers and math, this growing field within information technology might be perfect for you. A Database Administrator is a specialized computer systems administrator who maintains electronic databases for a business or organization, keeping the data organized, secure and useful for business activities such as creating reports, forecasting sales, taking inventory, or performing marketing campaigns.

What will I do?

A Database Administrator uses specialized software to store and organize data. They will install, upgrade and maintain the database server and applications to utilize the data. They will monitor the security of the data, maintain proper storage requirements, and manage the activity and number of users that access the data. They must also back-up and archive the data in case of a system failure.

 

Can lead you to these jobs:

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer

Important characteristics for this job include:

  • Computer savvy
  • Good at math
  • Problem solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Patience

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Database Administrator

Employment Stats in Lake County

EDUCATION LEVEL NEEDED

Bachelor’s Degree

MEDIAN
SALARY

JOB GROWTH
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

%

JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Source – Emsi, 2019

Interested in pursuing a career in Database Administration?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer an Computer Support program. You can also register for the Computer Support programs offered by the Tech Campus.

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Training grants are available to assist you with tuition or financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA).

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Computer Science programs offered by the College of Lake County.

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