Database Administrators :

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $74,810.00
Average Time to Fill 37 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,332
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.93 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Technology and Tool Usage
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Interacting With Computers

Troubleshoot computer hardware problems
Maintain complex computer databases
Debug computer programs, software, or systems
Troubleshoot computer database problems
Configure computer networks
Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
Install software applications
Implement security measures for computer or information systems
Plan computer security measures
Update database information
Upload data to website or online server for information sharing
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Code data or other information

Thinking Creatively

Develop simple financial data repositories or databases
Create databases
Define database parameters or specifications
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Write computer programs or code
Optimize software performance
Design data security systems
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop records management systems

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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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