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Database Administrators

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. Identify, investigate, and resolve database performance issues, database capacity, and database scalability. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
    • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
    • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
    • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
    • Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
    • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system, or direct others in coding descriptions.
    • Develop standards and guidelines for the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
    • Review procedures in database management system manuals to make changes to database.
    • Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.
    • Train users and answer questions.
    • Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
    • Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems, such as the installation of new databases.
    • Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management.
    • Develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template, or computer software.

    Skills

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • Active Learning

      Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 92060/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 44.26/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Persistence

    Tools

    • Notebook computers
    • Mainframe computers
    • Hard disk drives
    • Hard disk arrays
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Web platform development software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Development environment software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Data base management system software

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