Database Administrator

What Does A Database Administrator Do?

Database administrators design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. They make sure that users have access to data, and they protect data from those who shouldn’t have access to it.

How Do I Become A Database Administrator?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in management information systems, computer science, information technology, or a related field is generally required to obtain this position. A higher degree (master’s) in a related field, which may take an additional two-three years to earn, would be more valuable and may be necessary to obtain positions in some organizations.

What is the Average Salary For A Database Administrator?

High – 115,000
Median – 70,000
Low – 40,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Database Administrator?

  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Computer Science

What Is The Work Environment For A Database Administrator?

Typically, most database administrators work for computer systems design, database hosting, and data processing firms.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Database Administrator?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada