SELECT Career FROMUB_StudentsWHERE Name=Melda Washington AND Class=IDIA 620 AND Year=2020 Melda M. Washington Information Culture, October 26, 2012
Overview The Top10 in 2020 Characteristics Examples Conclusion
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tools of the Trade (Relational DBMS) Oracle Microsoft SQL MySQL Server IBM/DB2 Sybase Infomix
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.
Women DBAs• 2010 Tracy Hamlin won XBDA Exceptional DBA Award