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Data Analyst vs. Database Administrator Jobs, Which Is Better?
Database Administrators are the Information Technology (IT) professionals responsible for keeping a database up to date and running.
Their responsibilities include:
writing scripts and updating the database, keeping the database running 24/7, and backing up the database.
Database analysts are IT Professionals responsible for
analyzing and reporting on the data in a database.
Their duties include reviewing the database design as well as the relationships between the tables in a database and analyzing / reporting trends, patterns and insights.
With this in-mind, let’s take a quick look at the differences, similarities and areas of shared responsibilities:
Is Your Liberal Arts Or Computer Science Degree Helping or Hindering You?
There is an assumption that certain college degrees are more helpful than others when it comes to preparing for, learning, or succeeding at information technology (IT) careers.
If you believe this to be true then you may also be of the mindset that a Computer Science (BSc.) degree is more valuable than a Liberal Arts (BA) degree!
Surprisingly, there may be some evidence supporting this assumption. For example, it has been noted recently that engineering and computer science college graduates are more employable and better paid than liberal arts college graduates.
Nothing Great Was Ever Accomplished Without First Believing!
This question was submitted by LaTonya, a US Military Veteran. LaTonya’s question is:
I trained in the US military as a Maintenance Systems Data Analyst, but only worked in my position for about 4 months before being honorably discharged.
In my current position, I have transitioned from being a full-time payroll clerk to handling most of the same duties that I did as a data analyst.
How can I extend that transition into my pay grade / title without having a degree?
The Answer To LaTonya’s Question Is …
Competing on Analytics
Microsoft NET Developers are well compensated IT professionals because the workplace demand for skilled Microsoft.NET programmers outstrips the supply.
On the other hand, being a Microsoft .NET programmer can be tough because of the constant pressure to keep up with new technology!
So, this post addresses the challenges facing a Microsoft .NET Developer moving to Business Intelligence (BI) / Data Warehousing (DW): Considering a Career Move from .NET Development to Business Intelligence (BI)?
I am currently working as a .net Developer (for the last 4 years mostly on contracting jobs).
The biggest problem I am facing is not being able to keep up with new .net components coming out everyday.
The Data Analysts Career Path
This question was posted by a Microsoft Office Data Analyst who wants to know “
How to Upgrade Microsoft Access or Excel Data Analysis skills!“
If you need help with a
Question or Challenge, be sure to ask it as a comment on this page and I will answer it fully just as I am answering this questions now! The Challenge Facing A Microsoft Access or Excel Office Data Analyst
My toughest challenge I face today with my career is I am itching for a move within the company I work for.