A database administrator is someone who uses software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data is available to users and is 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.
Ensure that organizational data is secure
Back up and restore data to prevent data loss
Identify user needs to create and administer databases
Ensure that the database operates efficiently and without error
Make and test modifications to the database structure when needed
Maintain the database and update permissions
Merge old databases into new ones