Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration Major

Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration is a program that prepares individuals to design and manage the construction of databases and related software programs and applications, including the linking of individual data sets to create complex searchable databases (warehousing) and the use of analytical search tools (mining).

Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration majors and degree programs includes instruction in database theory, logic, and semantics; operational and warehouse modeling; dimensionality; attributes and hierarchies; data definition; technical architecture; access and security design; integration; formatting and extraction; data delivery; index design; implementation problems; planning and budgeting; and client and networking issues.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration?

A major/degree in this field will set you up for a career in industry or with a specific company where data warehousing requirements are vital to success.  For example, in finance, data warehousing is used to analyze customer expense patterns; in banking, data warehousing is used in risk management assessment as well as analyzing market trends; in healthcare, it is used to segregate patients’ data so that it can be exports to insurance companies when requested; in the public service sector, data warehousing is used to creating and maintaining customer/client profiling; in the public sector it is used to allow campaigners to experiment their market strategy with various customers.  Database administration calls for expertise in creating or organizing systems to store and secure a variety of data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. Typically, a four-year degree is needed to enter into this job sector.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

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