Database Administrator


Regardless of what an organisation does as a line of business, there's often need to keep data and information in some form of record. Much like in our individual life, we often have to keep record of things such as contacts of family, friends and colleagues. There are different ways of keeping such records. In the case of a company, organizing files and folder, documenting data in text files or even having a list of items in spreadsheets could in many cases serve the purpose of storing information for future use. By simply writing our list of contact at the back of diaries or perhaps save them in the contact list application of our mobile devices could easily serve the same purpose. Therefore, if data can easily be stored as described, then why is database of any use in computing?The storage procedures as described above are only effective in basic data and information management, which are often unorganized and without much structure. As data increases in volume and in many cases become inter-dependent, such basic forms management become extremely insufficient. That's where database comes in, it is a structured and organized way of collecting and storing data for the purpose of ensuring fast search and retrieval. Therefore, the discipline or profession that is responsible for the entire sets of activities of ensuring that data is effectively stored, organized and structured in the database to guarantee optimum operations is called database administration (

Job Prospect


Work Environment

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

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education


Professional Skills / Tools Required

Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP), SQL, Tensor Flow

Associated Disciplines

information technology, computer science