|Quick Facts: Database Administrators|
|2010 Median Pay||
$73,490 per year
$35.33 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||1 to 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||110,800|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||31% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||33,900|
Database administrators use software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.
Database administrators work in many different types of industries, including computer systems design and related services firms, insurance companies, banks, and hospitals. Almost all of them work full time and about 25 percent work more than 40 hours per week.
Database administrators usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer- related subject. Before becoming administrators, these workers typically get experience in a related field.
The median annual wage of database administrators was $73,490 in May 2010.
Employment of database administrators is projected to grow 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Rapid growth in data collection by businesses, as well as increased need for database security measures, will contribute to the growth of this occupation.
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