Database Analysts & Data Administrators
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Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Computer Science & IT overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide - from CERIC
- Career Explorer by Sokanu - U.S.-based occupational information
- Career Paths Booklet (Database Architects - p.34) - Tech Manitoba's guide for occupations in technology and IT
- Computing Disciplines: A Quick Guide (for all disciplines involving Database Administration see p.38) - from CERIC
U of M Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar & Catalogue outlines program admission and course requirements. Use the left menu to navigate to a specific faculty and program. To determine which degree path suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant. For support with course registration and academic issues, speak with an Academic Advisor.
Faculty and Department Homepages
Visit U of M's faculty and department homepages to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities.
- Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Science
- Asper School of Business (Major in Management Information Systems)
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Current employment stats for Database Analysts and Data Administrators in Canada(by geography and sector) - from ICTC's e-Talent Canada
- Robert Half Salary Guides - view the Tech guide for salary and hiring trends
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
- Manitoba Chapter
- Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
- Winnipeg Chapter
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Tech Manitoba (formerly ICTAM) - business directory
- Information & Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) - company directory
- Information & Communication Technology Council of Canada - view 'Research' market reports and learn about Student 'Education & Skills' opportunities
- Digital Analytics Association - corporate members (U.S.)
- Companies in Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science... - list from KDnuggets
Search the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.