Database administrators are system analysts responsible for ensuring the integrity of a database. Their duties may involve managing the installation, configuration, upgrade and migration of a database management system. Database Administrators may also be responsible for performing periodic database backup as well as troubleshooting DBMs and creating user permission.
DBAs work long hours during the week, and sometimes over the weekend. They are expected to always be on call to deal with any emergency. They may work alongside other IT specialists, including network engineers and data analysts. Most companies require that database administrators have a strong knowledge of SQL as well strong technical skills in dedicated mainstream DBMS programs like Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2 and Oracle.
San Diego offers attractive options for DBAs. In 2017, the city had an unemployment rate of 4.9%, lower than the national average. San Diego hosts the country‰Ûªs Naval fleet and is a popular tourist destination. It is also the home of many wireless companies such as Kyocera International and Novatel Wireless as well as bio-tech clusters, including Nventa Biopharmaceuticals and Neurocine Biosciences.
Living in San Diego comes with the bonus of beaches, mostly sunny weather and lots of outdoor activities. Some of the popular neighborhoods in the city include La Jolla, a luxurious beach community, Del Mar and Downton San Diego, famous for its Gaslamp Quarter. East Village is teeming with bars and galleries while Mission Bay is likely to appeal to fans of quirky shops, surfing and other water sports.
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