Database Administrator


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Database Administrator (Short)

Database Administrator

Administer, test, and implement computer databases, applying knowledge of database management systems. Coordinate changes to computer databases. Identify, investigate, and resolve database performance issues, database capacity, and database scalability. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Working with Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Getting Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Database Administrator Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Database Administrator test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Relational Database Concepts
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:15-1242.00
Simulation Context:Information Technology
O*Net Context:Computer and Mathematical
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$54,320 or less
Bottom 25%:
$71,940 or less
$101,510 (Average)
Top 25%:
$133,120 or more
Top 10%:
$157,710 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:5,700

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Telecommunications
  • Mathematics
Top Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking
Top Abilities
  • Information Ordering
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Written Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Clarity
Education Requirements
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Professional Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
More than 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Automatic Data Processing Planner (ADP Planner), Cyber Database Administrator, Data Administrator, Data Management Associate, Data Management Information Technology Specialist (Data Management IT Specialist), Data Miner, Data Recovery Planner, Data Security Administrator, Data Storage Specialist, Database Administration Associate, Database Administration Manager, Database Administrator (DBA), Database Analyst, Database Coordinator, Database Design Analyst, Database Management System Specialist (DBMS Specialist), Database Manager, Database Security Administrator, Database Software Technician, Database Specialist, Database Technician, Database Tester, Databases Computer Consultant, Databases Software Consultant, Information Security Director, Information Security Vice President (Information Security VP), Information Systems Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Information Systems Security Manager, Information Technology Administrator (IT Administrator), Internet Database Specialist, Oracle Database Administrator, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Administrator (PACS Administrator), Security Administrator, System Administrator, Systems Tester Administrator

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Database Architects, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Systems Analysts, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, Document Management Specialists, Information Security Analysts, Computer Network Support Specialists, Computer User Support Specialists, Web Administrators, Data Warehousing Specialists, Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers, Computer Network Architects, Computer Programmers, Management Analysts

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Interpret and report functional requirements.
  • Accurately communicate the maintenance schedule to employees.
  • Optimize infrastructure strategy for phones and network.
  • Calculate product defect rate.
  • Respond to a customer inquiry.

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