IDIA 620: Information Culture - Careers

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  • 1. SELECT Career FROMUB_StudentsWHERE Name=Melda Washington AND Class=IDIA 620 AND Year=2020 Melda M. Washington Information Culture, October 26, 2012
  • 2. Overview The Top10 in 2020 Characteristics Examples Conclusion
  • 3. The Top10 in 20201. Data crunching – tapping into vast databases to gather info and make sense of that information to gain insight.  Marketing and market research are two fields where the use of data is exploding.2. Counseling and therapy – Mental health is as important as physical health.  The need for marriage and family therapists will increase 41% by 2020.
  • 4. The Top10 in 2020 cont.3. Scientific research – Technology will generate breakthroughs in medicine, manufacturing, transportation, and many other fields.  Biotechnology and biomedicine, nanotechnology, and robotics.4. Computer engineering – High-level computer experts able to tie systems together. Big companies will need networks that are faster, seamless, and secure.  Data Security, Networks, Data communications.
  • 5. The Top10 in 2020 cont.5. Veterinarians – Pets will be more popular than ever.6. Environmental and conservation science – Conserving the planets resources will be essential as population growth strains the existing infrastructure.7. Healthcare – Aging baby boomers will require more caregivers in many specialties.  Strong demand for nurses, optometrists, audiologists, dentists, physical therapists, and some doctor specialists.
  • 6. The Top10 in 2020 cont.8. Management – Effective management requires basic business knowledge plus the ability to manage operations in many locations and countries, and some technical know-how.  Demand for support fields such as human relations, benefits administration, and event planning.9. Finance – The movement and management of money is complex.  Investing firms such as hedge funds and private- equity firms are likely to grow as the banking sector complies with new regulations.
  • 7. The Top10 in 2020 cont.10. Entrepreneurship – The need for innovators running their own businesses could be more important than ever in 2020.  Strong growth in businesses such as used-car dealers, hair and nail salons, pet grooming, and office services  Anyone able to come up with better, cheaper way to serve customers will succeed.
  • 8. Characteristics of the DBA Love Technology  Dependable Like a Challenge  Teamwork or Problem Solving Independent Detail Oriented  Time Management Like Change  Communication Love Learning  Realistic Responsible  Flexible Professional  Patient Trustworthy  Enthusiastic  Self-Confident
  • 9. Most Important Qualities Analytical skills  Evaluate information that comes from a variety of sources. Communication skills  Effectively communicate with developers, managers, and others. Detail oriented  Understand complex systems. Minor errors can cause major issues. Logical thinking  Use software to analyze information. Arrange and organize data into meaningful information. Problem-solving skills  Able to diagnose and correct problems.
  • 10. System or Application System  Responsible for the physical and technical aspects of a database, such as installing upgrades and patches.  Ensure that the database works properly and performs efficiently. Application  Support a database that has been designed for a specific application.  In addition, perform the tasks of a general DBA, for a particular application.
  • 11. Pay (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) The median annual wage of DBAs was $73,490 in May 2010. Wages vary according to industry:  Computer systems $82,820  Finance and insurance $81,640  Federal, state, and local government $69,320  Health care and social assistance $65,380  Educational services $62,580 Almost all DBAs work full time About 25% work 40+ hours per week.
  • 12. Tools of the Trade (Relational DBMS) Oracle  Microsoft SQL  MySQL Server IBM/DB2  Sybase  Infomix
  • 13. Top DBA Challenges 43% of DBAs stated their organization was involved in a buyout or merger  18% pointing to that as the cause for adding a new data system. 63% of DBAs expect their organization to introduce a new database platform in the next year. As Multi-platform database management is becoming more commonplace. DBAs note the increase of working with more than one database as their greatest challenge. Other top challenges listed by DBAs included tuning, handling multi- instance databases and fixing poor performing SQL code.
  • 14. Women DBAs• 2010 Tracy Hamlin won XBDA Exceptional DBA Award
  • 15. Questions?
  • 16. Referenceshttp://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htmhttp://www.exceptionaldba.com/http://www.information-management.com/http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_oracle_dba_code_of_ethics.htm