Database Administrator - Job of the Future

Database administrators (DBAs) control an organization’s data. They ensure that databases run efficiently and are secure from unauthorized users. DBAs are also responsible for organizing a company’s data and storing it in a way that makes sense and is resourceful.

How to become one: Database administrators generally have a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field.

Moreover, DBAs must have an understanding of database languages -- the most common being Structured Query Language, also known as SQL. A DBA will also have to become familiar with whichever programming language their employer uses.

Projected Future Growth: 15% by 2022