What They Do:
Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data is available to users and secure from unauthorized access.
Why It's Important:
Data Administrators are important in insurance companies because insurance companies hold a lot of personal information of customers that needs to stay private, and organized. When data gets misplaced or is unorganized it can make it hard to keep a record of all things necessary when insuring individuals or companies.
Ensure that organizational data are secure
Backup and restore data to prevent data loss
Identify user needs to create and administer databases
Ensure that databases operate efficiently and without error
Make and test modifications to database structure when needed
Maintain databases and update permissions
Merge old databases into new ones
The median annual wage: $97,350
The lowest 10% ~ $51,800
The highest 10% ~ $148,060
Database administrators can advance to become computer and information systems managers.
Database administrators usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer-related subject such as computer science.
Certification is generally offered directly from software vendors or vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from DBAs. Companies may require their database administrators to be certified in the products they use
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