Globally Responsible
Careers in STEM

Database administrator

Database administrators use specialist software to organise and maintain a secure database. As a database administrator (DBA) you will be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of a database. You will be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as in troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users.

You will ensure that:

  • data remains consistent across the database
  • data is clearly defined
  • users access data concurrently, in a form that suits their needs
  • there is provision for data security and recovery control (ensuring all data is retrievable in an emergency).
Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being
SDG Goal 5: Gender equality
SDG Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
SDG Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG Goal 9:  Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
SDG Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG Goal 13: Climate action
SDG Goal 14: Life below water
SDG Goal 15: Life on land
SDG Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
SDG Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

SGR, Globally Responsible Careers 2021