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SOC: 15-1141 Database Administrators
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Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: 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. Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes. Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database. Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions. Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs. Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information. Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations. Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database. Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary. Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project. Train users and answer questions. Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $25.67   Entry $53,385.00
Mean $39.01   Mean $81,155.00
Experience $45.69 Experience $95,045.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
1,8602,060601.03
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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