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Ataur Rahman

CARD 405

Jan 30th, 2010

Career Research Assignment

Scenario: You just found out that your spouse received a promotion at his/her job. The only problem is that this promotion will force you to move to another state. Fortunately, you have just graduated from DeVry University and are ready to obtain a position with your new degree. Before you go, you want to do some research.

*What type of position will you will be seeking and in which state?

I will be looking for a database administrator position in Omaha, Nebraska.

*What type of salary can you expect for this position in your new state?

Average database administrator salary in Omaha, NE = $68,000

Average salary of jobs with related titles range between $58,000 and $96,000



The following shows a wider range of salaries, giving me a better idea of the actual possibilities of obtaining employment that will adequately support my needs.

Salary Data for Database Administrator in Omaha, NE as of September 2009

25th percentile Median 75th percentile

$24,960.00 $65,000.00 $75,000.0


What is the "official" (such as the information provided in The Occupation Outlook Handbook Online located in the Webliography) employment outlook for this position in your new state?

Nebraska Job Outlook: Overview of the Fastest Growing Careers in Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska is known as the 'Cornhusker State'. The largest economic sector for Nebraska is agriculture. Therefore, one would expect jobs in agriculture to be a fast growing career area. But technological improvements have enhanced productivity requiring fewer workers in this sector. So what careers are hot in Nebraska? ... How about a network systems and data communications analyst or a database manager?


2004-2014 Occupational Projections for Omaha Consortium

SOC Code SOC Title A. Estimated Empl 2004 B. Projected Empl 2014 C. Openings due to Growth D. Average Annual Growth Openings E. openings From Replacements F. Average Annual Replacements Total Openings = C + E Avg Annual Openings = D + F Numeric Change = B minus A

11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1303 1603 300 30 237 24 537 54 300



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

7261 Mercy Road

Omaha, NE 68124

SQL Database Administrator

Position Description

Major Job Function:

1. Responsible for all aspects of database operations in Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005 environment.

2. Responsible to ensure high availability and integrity across all the database servers in the enterprise.

3. Participates in the design, creation, and maintenance of MS SQL Server databases.

4. Responsible for quality control and auditing of databases to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data.

5. Ability to work with management to develop database strategies to support business needs.

6. Ability to advise and consult with users on accessing various databases, and to resolve data conflicts and inappropriate use of data.


Steven S Martin President and Chief Executive Officer

Lewis E Trowbridge Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Company started in 1939 in Nebraska now with 1200 employees.

"A mutual insurance company, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is financially strong, with a Standard & Poor's rating of A." Employment prospects well because company is older, well-established and has long history of public confidence in its product (health insurance).



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