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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $74,530.00
Average Time to Fill 54 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,757
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.38 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Computer Fundamentals
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Write computer programs or code
Optimize software performance
Design video game features or details
Design software applications
Design software or user interface
Develop complex computer databases
Develop software or computer applications
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Design data security systems
Apply user experience to application design
Design data processing systems
Develop applications to access data warehouses while maintaining information security and integrity
Develop basic financial data repositories or databases
Develop basic data repositories or databases
Define database parameters or specifications
Create databases including tables, relationships, and queries
Create relational databases
Develop web interfaces using established guidelines and verification techniques
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Develop web services
Develop computer or information security policies or procedures
Define website architectures
Develop records management systems
Develop diagrams or flow charts of how systems operate
Design computer software or application solutions
Design computer hardware solutions
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop stored procedures for repeatable database processes
Create website
Design websites
Develop testing routines or procedures
Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop graphic designs or models
Set page layout or composition
Develop procedures for data management
Develop graphic art
Develop procedures for data entry or processing

Interacting With Computers

Solve software problems
Troubleshoot computer database problems
Maintain computer software or code
Maintain complex computer databases
Debug computer programs or code
Assist users with software or hardware problems
Troubleshoot computer hardware problems
Install software applications
Integrate software into different types of pre-existing environments, architectures, or systems
Solve computer hardware problems
Debug computer software or systems
Configure computer networks
Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
Maintain network systems
Troubleshoot computer network problems
Plan computer security measures
Implement security measures for computer or information systems
Upload data to website or online server for information sharing
Enter codes into computers to set or operate equipment
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Update database information
Perform website maintenance
Modify computer network systems
Prepare media files for web distribution
Communicate information using social media

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze information technology problems
Analyze user workflow in software or application designs
Analyze business problems
Analyze data to identify or resolve operational problems
Perform software crash analysis
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze organizational workflows
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve problems in scientific or applied fields
Analyze website usage metrics
Analyze legacy databases
Prepare data for analysis
Analyze operational or management reports to inform business decisions

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Disaster Recovery Planning
Microsoft Visio
Customer Contact
Contract Management
System/Network Configuration

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