Essay on Database Analysis : Database Administrator

1570 Words Oct 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Database Administrator The career I have chosen to research is database administrator. According to a report released by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of database (DBAs) is projected to grow 11 percent from the 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in this occupation will be driven by the increased data needs of companies in all sectors of the economy”(1). The 11 percent might not seem like a lot compared to the specific field but if you really think about it’s for all fields, from schooling to advertising every business nowadays have a database that needs maintaining. When I turned 12 my Mom bought me my first computer, and ever since I have been fascinated with technology. Growing up I wanted to be a computer programmer and started to take programming courses and found out I didn 't enjoy it at all. Two semesters ago I decided to try database and really loved it. This project is going to help me decide if database is the route I want to take. Prior to going to the Career Center I never looked at the salary and I am really surprised how much database administrators make. According to the EUREKA printout, average pay is $7,856 a month and top pay is around $10,000! I will be writing about my questions I have come across, struggles I have met, and sources I have found.

The education requirements for this field is a huge scare for me. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Most database administrator have a…

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