The Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment examines and analyzes individuals’ personal interests and workplace preferences in order to help them find a career where they can use their skills and which they will find personally fulfilling. The first step is administering a comprehensive assessment, the results of which are carefully compared to a database of others’ responses. Then, the individual is matched to one to three of six categories of careers, each of which is characterized by different features. For example, Conventional Theme Code Careers typically involve attention to detail and organization. The Strong Interest Inventory® Assessment is a long-standing starting point for people who are trying to find a career that is a good fit for them.

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Discover the Strong Interest Inventory® career as a Database Administrator. Learn about this career in this data rich write-up including information such as income, daily tasks, required education and more.

Database Administrators are one example of a Conventional Career. Database Administrators are responsible for administering, testing, installing, and updating computer databases. This process might involve correcting errors or making necessary modifications, as well as planning and implementing security measures to safeguard information, which may include registering users and regulating user access levels or clearance levels for each segment of the database. Additional responsibilities may include revising database management system manuals, revising definitions of data, identifying and evaluating industry trends in database systems, and selecting and entering codes to monitor database performance. Depending on the size of the company or organization, and ultimately the size of its databases, Database Administrators may work collaboratively with other professionals, such as software engineers or business intelligence units, in addition to a project team in order to coordinate database development and determine the scope, limitations, and budget of a given venture.

Most work that Database Administrators do involves interacting with computers and processing or analyzing information by compiling, coding, calculating, or verifying information or data. They also engage in complex problem solving that involves high-level critical thinking skills as well as being familiar with a broad range of software, including but not limited to access software (e.g., Citrix), clustering software (e.g., Oracle Real Application Cluster RAC), computer-aided design software (e.g., Dassault Systemes CATIA), network security and virtual private network (VPN) software, requirements analysis and system architecture software, and a number of other possible programs. In general, Database Administrators need to be highly comfortable with computers, software, programming, and telecommunications, and should be comfortable learning to use new programs quickly and at short notice. Over 75% of Database Administrators hold a Bachelor’s Degree, while over 10% hold an advanced or professional degree and some 7% hold an Associate’s Degree.

Nation-wide, the average salary of Database Administrators is $87,020 per year. However, there is considerable variation among states, with California and Washington leading the nation, with averages nearing $100,000 per year. In Idaho, on the other hand, the same individuals earn an average of just $51,000 per year. This is a fast-growing industry, with employment expected to rise by 10% to 14% in the next several years.

Below are some employment trends for Database Administrators:

  • Median Salary: $41.84 hourly, $87,020 annually
  • Employment: 120,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026): faster than average (10% to 14%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026): 9,300
[Information retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections]

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  • Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report

    Delve deeper into what your interests, hobbies, favorite topics, and locations can mean for your career and personal life with the help of this extensive and personalized Strong profile.

    Your Strong Interest Inventory® Interpretive Report starts with the same foundational information found in the Strong Interest Inventory Profile, but goes even further into analyzing your likes and dislikes by offering you a detailed look at how following your interests and preferences can help you lead a more fulfilling, satisfied life. The report presents you with the closest matched occupations for people with your interests, an in-depth breakdown of certain areas matched to your Strong Interest Inventory test results, and insight into your likes and dislikes.

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    Strong Interest Inventory® Profile

    Mold your future success by choosing a career that accurately reflects your interests, preferences,  favorite topics as well as your likes and dislikes with the help of this profile.

    Direct your future based on what you like and enjoy, providing you with a happier, more fulfilling life and career. The Strong Interest Inventory® Profile uses an extensive analysis of your interests and preferences to guide you towards a career that best suits who you are on a personal level. Depending on your likes and dislikes compared to others in specified fields, you may find a fulfilling career previously unthought-of, helping guide you down the road to success and happiness.

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    Use your interests, preferences, and favorite subjects and leisure activities to assess which career or career field works best with who you are and what you like. Through the web-interactive and thorough iStartStrong™ report, you’ll get set off on the right foot toward finding a career that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections