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Database Administrators - 15-1141.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Administration Manager
  • Database Coordinator
  • Database Programmer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Management Information Systems Director (MIS Director)
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Systems Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Approve, schedule, plan, and supervise the installation and testing of new products and improvements to computer systems such as the installation of new databases.
  • Develop data model describing data elements and how they are used, following procedures and using pen, template or computer software.
  • Develop methods for integrating different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.
  • Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information.
  • Establish and calculate optimum values for database parameters, using manuals and calculator.
  • Identify and evaluate industry trends in database systems to serve as a source of information and advice for upper management.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Review procedures in database management system manuals for making changes to database.
  • Review project requests describing database user needs to estimate time and cost required to accomplish project.
  • Review workflow charts developed by programmer analyst to understand tasks computer will perform, such as updating records.
  • Revise company definition of data as defined in data dictionary.
  • Select and enter codes to monitor database performance and to create production database.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
  • Train users and answer questions.
  • Work as part of a project team to coordinate database development and determine project scope and limitations.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze data to identify trends or relationships among variables.
  • Analyze market or customer related data.
  • Assess database performance.
  • Coordinate project activities with other personnel or departments.
  • Coordinate software or hardware installation.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
  • Develop database parameters or specifications.
  • Develop detailed project plans.
  • Develop guidelines for system implementation.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Develop performance metrics or standards related to information technology.
  • Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Modify software programs to improve performance.
  • Read documents to gather technical information.
  • Train others in computer interface or software use.
  • Update computer database information.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Counter Intelligence Agent (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cryptologic Technician Technical (Navy - Enlisted)
  • CWO - Information Systems Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Information Warfare Technician (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Operations Technician, Surface (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • CWO - Ship's Clerk (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Data Base Management Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Database Administrator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electronic Warfare Maintainer (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Fire Control Administrator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fire Control Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • LDO - Administration (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Information Systems (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Information Warfare (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • LDO - Operations, Surface (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mission Distribution System Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Operations/Fire Direction Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) Data Base Administrator/Analyst (DBA/A) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Optimized NALCOMIS Database Administrator/Analysis IMA (Navy - Enlisted)
  • OSIS Baseline Upgrade (OBU) System Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • OSIS Baseline Upgrade (OBU) User/Analyst (Navy - Enlisted)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer - Information Warfare Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • RL - Special Duty Officer Billet - Information Professional Officer (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Signals Collector/Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Automated Fire Control Systems Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Database Technician

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Data Base Administrator