Database administrators (DBAs) use specialized software to store and organize data.
Many database administrators work in firms that provide computer design services or in industries that have large databases, such educational institutions and insurance companies. Almost all database administrators work full time.
Database administrators usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer- related subject, such as computer science.
The median annual wage for database administrators was $98,860 in May 2020.
Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 10 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in this occupation will be driven by the increased data needs of companies across the economy.
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