5. Jobs in data science

Database administrator

Average salary: $71,050

A database administrator uses various software to store and organize the company’s data.

He is also responsible for planning, developing, integrity and security of a database so that it is easily available for the employees to use. This ensures that the data is clearly defined and remains consistent across the database.

Skills needed to become a database administrator:

  • Problem-solving and good analytical skills
  • Communication, teamwork and negotiation skills
  • Familiarity with the principles of database design and data manipulation languages
  • Understanding of business requirements of IT
  • Willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology
  • Commitment to continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Understanding of tools such as MySQL Workbench, Toad, Adminer, and DatabaseSpy.
  • Business awareness

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