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Working As A Data Modeler

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $85,657

    Average Salary

What Does A Data Modeler Do

Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access.

Duties

Database administrators typically do the following:

  • Ensure that organizational data is secure
  • Back up and restore data to prevent data loss
  • Identify user needs to create and administer databases
  • Ensure that the database operates efficiently and without error
  • Make and test modifications to the database structure when needed
  • Maintain the database and update permissions
  • Merge old databases into new ones

Database administrators, often called DBAs, make sure that data analysts can easily use the database to find the information they need and that the system performs as it should. DBAs sometimes work with an organization’s management to understand the company’s data needs and to plan the goals of the database. They also may work with computer and information systems managers to provide database solutions. Database administrators are responsible for backing up systems to prevent data loss in case of a power outage or other disaster. They also ensure the integrity of the database, guaranteeing that the data stored in it come from reliable sources.

Some DBAs oversee the development of new databases. They have to determine what the needs of the database are and who will be using it. They often monitor database performance and conduct performance-tuning support. Database administrators often plan security measures, making sure that data are secure from unauthorized access. Many databases contain personal or financial information, making security important.

Many database administrators are general-purpose DBAs and have all these duties. However, some DBAs specialize in certain tasks that vary with an organization and its needs. Two common specialties are as follows:

System DBAs are responsible for the physical and technical aspects of a database, such as installing upgrades and patches to fix program bugs. They typically have a background in system architecture and ensure that the firm’s database management systems work properly.

Application DBAs support a database that has been designed for a specific application or a set of applications, such as customer-service software. Using complex programming languages, they may write or debug programs and must be able to manage the applications that work with the database. They also do all the tasks of a general DBA, but only for their particular application.

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How To Become A Data Modeler

Database administrators (DBAs) usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer-related subject such as computer science. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field.

Education

Most database administrators have a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field. Firms with large databases may prefer applicants who have a master’s degree focusing on data or database management, typically either in computer science, information systems, or information technology.

Database administrators need an understanding of database languages, the most common of which is Structured Query Language, commonly called SQL. Most database systems use some variation of SQL, and a DBA will need to become familiar with whichever programming language the firm uses.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is generally offered directly from software vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from DBAs. Companies may require their database administrators to be certified in the products they use.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most do not begin their careers as database administrators. Many first work as database developers or data analysts. A database developer is a type of software developer who specializes in creating databases. The job of a data analyst is to interpret the information stored in a database in a way the firm can use. Depending on their specialty, data analysts can have different job titles, including financial analyst, market research analyst, and operations research analyst. After mastering one of these fields, they may become a database administrator. For more information, see the profiles on software developers, financial analysts, market research analysts, and operations research analysts.

Advancement

Database administrators can advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. DBAs must be able to monitor a database system’s performance to determine when action is needed. They must be able to evaluate complex information that comes from a variety of sources.

Communication skills. Most database administrators work on teams and must be able to communicate effectively with developers, managers, and other workers.

Detail oriented. Working with databases requires an understanding of complex systems, in which a minor error can cause major problems. For example, mixing up customers’ credit card information can cause someone to be charged for a purchase he or she didn’t make.

Logical thinking. Database administrators must make sense of data and organize it in a meaningful pattern so that it is easily retrievable.

Problem-solving skills. When problems with a database arise, administrators must be able to troubleshoot and correct the problems.

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Data Modeler Career Paths

Data Modeler
Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager Senior Business Analyst
Analytical Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Data Warehouse Architect Principal Consultant Consultant/Project Manager
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Enterprise Data Architect Lead Data Architect Data Manager
Data Management Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior ETL Developer Senior Data Analyst- Senior Marketing Analyst
Database Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Analyst- Project Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Analytics
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Consultant Business Systems Senior Analyst
Director Of Business Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Data Scientist Clinical Data Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Data Warehouse Architect Senior Manager Director Of Analytics
Director Of Intelligence
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Architect Senior Project Manager Engineering Director
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Data Architect Data Manager Systems Analyst
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Data Engineer Senior Software Engineer Lead Engineer
Integration Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Sales Consultant Finance Manager
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Analyst- Senior Business Analyst Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Enterprise Data Architect Architect Solutions Architect
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Data Engineer Systems Engineer
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Architect Senior Database Administrator Project Leader
Technical Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Solutions Architect Senior Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Data Architect Architect Senior Project Manager
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Data Modeler Demographics

Gender

Male

65.7%

Female

29.2%

Unknown

5.0%
Ethnicity

White

40.7%

Asian

33.1%

Hispanic or Latino

11.1%

Black or African American

8.8%

Unknown

6.3%
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Languages Spoken

Yoruba

20.0%

Tamil

20.0%

Korean

20.0%

Chinese

20.0%

Spanish

20.0%
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Data Modeler Education

Schools

New York University

8.5%

University of Maryland - University College

5.6%

University of California - Berkeley

5.6%

University of Houston

5.6%

University of Phoenix

5.6%

State University of New York Stony Brook

5.6%

George Washington University

5.6%

University of Utah

5.6%

Pace University - New York

5.6%

Ohio University -

4.2%

Wright State University

4.2%

Texas Tech University

4.2%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.2%

National University

4.2%

Strayer University

4.2%

Golden Gate University-San Francisco

4.2%

Texas A&M University

4.2%

University of Arizona

4.2%

Carnegie Mellon University

4.2%

George Mason University

4.2%
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Majors

Computer Science

25.9%

Business

8.1%

Computer Applications

6.1%

Electrical Engineering

6.1%

Engineering

6.1%

Computer Information Systems

5.8%

Information Technology

5.5%

Information Systems

5.5%

Computer Engineering

4.6%

Management Information Systems

3.7%

Management

3.2%

Management Science

3.2%

Statistics

3.2%

Physics

2.6%

Finance

2.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.0%

Mechanical Engineering

2.0%

Mathematics

1.7%

Biology

1.4%

Project Management

1.2%
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Degrees

Masters

44.5%

Bachelors

42.2%

Other

5.8%

Doctorate

2.8%

Certificate

2.3%

Associate

1.4%

Diploma

0.9%
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Real Data Modeler Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Data Modeler Diversant LLC Pennington, NJ Jul 20, 2015 $166,960 -
$187,830
Data Modeler Diversant LLC Pennington, NJ Sep 15, 2015 $156,525 -
$177,395
Senior Data Modeler Kaplan, Inc. Day, NY Jun 11, 2015 $132,000
Data Modeler Populus Group LLC Columbus, OH Aug 31, 2015 $131,481
IT EIM Data Modeler, SR. Bank of The West San Ramon, CA Feb 09, 2016 $130,000
Data Modeler CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc. Fairfax, VA Dec 23, 2016 $127,379
Enterprise Data Modeler Zurich American Insurance Company Schaumburg, IL Nov 05, 2016 $127,000
Enterprise Data Modeler Zurich American Insurance Company Schaumburg, IL Jan 15, 2015 $127,000
Data Anaylst, Model Testing Worldquant, LLC Old Greenwich, CT Feb 04, 2016 $125,000
Manager, Data Modeler Capital One Services, LLC New York, NY Aug 24, 2015 $122,700 -
$159,300
Physical Data Modeler Columbia I.S. Consulting Group Inc. Stamford, CT Nov 19, 2015 $122,678
Lead Data Modeler Consultant Blue Shield of California San Francisco, CA May 21, 2015 $118,061 -
$135,000
Senior Data Modeler Blue Shield of California San Francisco, CA May 28, 2015 $118,061 -
$131,000
Data Modeller GSSR Inc. Dulles Town Center, VA Oct 05, 2016 $93,000
SR. Data Modeler Vedicsoft Solutions LLC Wilmington, DE Sep 12, 2016 $90,813
Data Modeler Iris Software Inc. Fort Mill, SC Nov 16, 2016 $90,000
Data Modeler/Database Designer Diversant LLC Charlotte, NC Feb 25, 2015 $90,000 -
$110,000
Data Modeler/Database Designer Diversant LLC Charlotte, NC Apr 13, 2016 $90,000 -
$110,000
Data Modeler and Architect Tech Rakers, Inc. Bloomfield, CT Sep 21, 2016 $89,741
Data Modeler Adroit Associates, Inc. Centreville, VA Jan 21, 2016 $89,000
Business Intelligence Data Modeler Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA Oct 23, 2015 $88,000
Enterprise Data Modeler R & L Carriers Shared Services, LLC Redondo Beach, CA Aug 17, 2015 $74,734
Data Modeler Coesys Solutions, Inc. New York, NY Sep 16, 2015 $73,445
Data Modeler Digipulse Technologies, Inc. Cherry Hill, NJ Sep 09, 2015 $73,000
Data Modeler/Analyst Squillion Systems LLC Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Sep 04, 2015 $72,800
Data Modeller Fusion Plus Solutions, Inc. Topeka, KS Sep 06, 2015 $72,000
Data Modeller Fusion Plus Solutions, Inc. Topeka, KS Jun 09, 2015 $72,000
Data Modeler Ventois, Inc. Shrewsbury, MA Jan 10, 2015 $72,000
Data Modeler Ventois, Inc. Shrewsbury, MA Oct 14, 2015 $72,000

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Top Skills for A Data Modeler

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  1. Physical Data Models
  2. SQL
  3. Data Warehouse
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  • Created logical and physical data models for the Marketing Department to track direct-mail solicitation of credit-screened auto loan prospects.
  • Developed SQL Queries to fetch complex data from different tables in remote databases using joins, database links and Bulk collects.
  • Involved in Planning, Designing and implementing data warehouse solutions for supporting a reporting platform which was used for day-to-day decision-making.
  • Based on Conversion Guidelines and Business requirements did data mapping to achieve the data conversion/migration successfully.
  • Facilitated transition of logical data models into the physical database design and recommended technical approaches for good data management practices.

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