Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
Also known as:
Information Systems Manager, Management Information Systems Director (MIS Director), Database Analyst, System Administrator, Database Administration Manager, Database Coordinator, Database Programmer, Database Administrator (DBA), Data Architect, Database Developer
Average Career Wages
Co-Op / Internship
Securing an internship for this position is a good way in which to understand the expectations required for full time employment.
Typical Job Tasks
Modify software programs to improve performance.
Assess database performance.
Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
Update computer database information.
Create databases to store electronic data.
Develop database parameters or specifications.
Write computer programming code.
Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments.
Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
Develop guidelines for system implementation.
Read documents to gather technical information.
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects.
Train others in computer interface or software use.
Coordinate software or hardware installation.
Develop detailed project plans.
Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
Analyze market or customer related data.
Develop models of information or communications systems.
People in this career often have these skills:
Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Complex Problem Solving – Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.