Data Warehousing Specialists

Data Warehousing Specialists Address Technical Problem

A data warehouse is the hardware/software equivalent of a big room full of file cabinets, but, of course, digital databases can hold infinitely larger amounts of information than what can be stored in a room full of filing cabinets. Data warehousing specialists (DWSs) design, develop, and maintain data warehouses.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Data Warehouse Analysts, Data Warehouse Managers
Duties Design, develop, and maintain data warehouses; develop and execute data extractions; correct technical issues; mine data for practical applications
Salary Range $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship, summer job, or co-op (analysts); five years or more experience (managers)
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
  • Computer
  • Information Management
  • Math
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Chief Data Officer or Consulting Business Owner
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Warehousing Manager
  • Data Warehousing Analyst

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