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.

Typical Duties:

  • 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

Important Skills:

  • Detail Oriented 

  • Analytical Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Technological Skills

  • Problem-solving skills 

Salary Range

The median annual wage: $97,350

The lowest 10% ~ $51,800

The highest 10% ~ $148,060

Professional Designations:

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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