How to Become a Database Administrator?
Database administrators develop, install, test, troubleshoot and safeguard the massive data systems inside corporations that store information. Database developers work on commercial or e-commerce websites. They develop and secure the network structures that store and return information based on Internet queries.
Oracle database administrator and MS (Microsoft) SQL Server are the two most popular certification series for professionals. Check both series. Some online degree programs provide single courses as a part of the degree plan that will help you prep for these private certifications. If you decide to get certified, compare degree plans on this feature.
Database administrators can be promoted to Lead Administrators and then Senior Administrators, but the knowledge of a database administrator can also be applied to other IT positions.
Steps to become a database administrator
Earn bachelor degree
Do an internship
Look for junior database developer roles
Get experience as a database developer
Earn master degree
Look for junior database administrator roles.
Move into a database administrator role.
Bachelor in computer science
Bachelor in operational research.
Bachelor in it
Master in computer science
Master in it
Master in mathematics
Master in operations research.
Interest in technology
good communication, teamwork and negotiation skills
familiarity with the main data manipulation languages and the principles of database design
the ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure
good organisational skills
flexibility and adaptability
the ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and customers
business awareness and understanding of business requirements of IT
Starting salaries for graduate database administrators are around £22,000 to £25,000 a year.
With some experience, in a junior position, you could earn around £35,000 to £45,000.