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Database Administrators
O*NET-SOC Description
Coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.
Sample of Occupations in this SOC Family
15-1061.00   Database Administrators
15-1011.00   Computer and Information Scientists, Research
15-1021.00   Computer Programmers
15-1031.00   Computer Software Engineers, Applications
15-1032.00   Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
15-1041.00   Computer Support Specialists
15-1051.00   Computer Systems Analysts
15-1071.00   Network and Computer Systems Administrators
15-1071.01   Computer Security Specialists
15-1081.00   Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
15-1099.01   Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers
15-1099.02   Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
15-1099.03   Network Designers
15-1099.04   Web Developers
15-1099.05   Web Administrators
15-1099.99   Computer Specialists, All Other
Related Occupations
Computer and Information Systems Managers 11-3021.00
Computer Programmers 15-1021.00
Computer Support Specialists 15-1041.00
Computer Systems Analysts 15-1051.00
Computer Security Specialists 15-1071.01
Mathematical Technicians 15-2091.00
Computer Operators 43-9011.00
Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 51-4012.00
DOT Titles Included in this O*NET-SOC Code
  • Data Base Administrator
  • Data Base Design Analyst
  • Information Scientist
  • Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • 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.
  • Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems such as the installation of new databases.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template or computer software.
  • Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.
  • Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
  • Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
  • Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
  • Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
  • Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
  • Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.
Detailed Work Activities
  • revise or correct errors in computer programs, software, or systems
  • maintain or repair computers or related equipment
  • use spreadsheet software
  • operate computer networks
  • plan computer security measures
  • develop or maintain budgeting databases
  • develop management control systems
  • write administrative procedures services manual
  • monitor computer operation
  • maintain client-server database
  • use mathematical or statistical methods to identify or analyze problems
  • use computer application flow charts
  • estimate time needed for project
  • use project management techniques
  • use geographical information system (GIS) software
  • develop records management system
  • develop or maintain databases
  • test computer programs or systems
  • install computer programs
  • implement computer system changes
  • write documentation for computer programming
  • install security measures
  • develop mathematical simulation models
  • develop computer performance standards
  • install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
  • use interpersonal communication techniques
  • develop tables depicting data
  • analyze programs using workflow chart or diagram
  • use knowledge of mainframe computers
  • work as a team member
  • use computers to enter, access or retrieve data
  • program mainframe computer
  • evaluate computer system user requests or requirements
  • use computer programming language
  • prepare cost estimates
  • follow data security procedures
  • adjust computer operation system
  • follow data storage procedures
  • provide technical support to computer users
  • establish and maintain relationships with team members
  • use structural analysis techniques to analyze computer systems
  • understand computer equipment operating manuals
  • confer with personnel to discuss security violations or programming
  • use computer networking technology
  • use word processing or desktop publishing software
  • prepare instruction manuals
  • use object-oriented computer programming techniques
  • design data security systems
  • provide technical computer training
  • write computer software, programs, or code
  • use relational database software
  • communicate technical information
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