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Database Administrators
(SOC Code : 15-1141)
in California

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. Excludes “Information Security Analysts” (15-1122).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

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Wages for this occupation in California are not available.

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 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeTotal Job Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2018 - 20287,7008,60090011.76,660

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services8,68315.0%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,1876.5%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 32,8665.1%
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 6,5573.8%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 16,0353.6%
Employment Services 4,8173.1%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 8,8252.6%
Depository Credit Intermediation 7,9662.6%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,4882.4%
Architectural and Engineering Services 17,6522.1%
Insurance Carriers 7732.1%
Other Financial Investment Activities 24,5091.9%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 4,4761.5%
Colleges and Universities 1,5131.4%
Office Administrative Services 5,5101.3%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2521.2%
Accounting and Bookkeeping Services 18,4311.1%
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support23,7781.1%
Grantmaking and Giving Services 5971.1%
Professional and Similar Organizations 10,6481.1%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 9371.0%
Advertising and Related Services 12,1281.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assura
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
Train users and answer questions.
Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems such as the installation of new databases.
Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.

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Top Skills used in this Job
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.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.
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).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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Alternate Titles
Database Administration Managers; Database Analysts; Database Coordinators; Database Programmers; Programmer Analysts; and Systems Managers
 
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