A Database Admin (DBA) use their up-to-date industry skills and knowledge to perform all activities needed to maintain a successful database environment. They are responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the database system by establishing policies and procedures on to the management, and maintaining security throughout the database management system.
Typically, a DBA has either a degree in Computer Science or more extensive experience with a range of database products. Database Admin jobs are for those who establish the needs of the users and monitoring user access and security. Other roles may also include, capacity planning, maintaining data standards, developing and managing and testing back-up recovering plans. They work closely with Project Managers, Database Programmers and Multimedia Programmers.
DBA roles can vary depending on the type of database, the processes they administer and the capabilities of the database management system which is used within the organisation. Because of increasing levels of security issues with many organisations systems, the DBA job role has become an incredibly important role within any company.