On the Job
Database Administrators design, test, and update computer databases. Databases hold electronic information, for example, customer or financial records. Database Administrators may plan security measures to make sure the information stored is secure.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
- Update computer database information.
- Write computer programming code.
- Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
- Analyze market or customer related data.
- Read documents to gather technical information.
- Develop detailed project plans.
- Create databases to store electronic data.
- Develop database parameters or specifications.
- Develop models of information or communications systems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
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