DBA Role Descriptions

Below is a list of some of the different "types" of DBAs (or DBA Roles).  In a large company a DBA may specialize in just one area, or start (at entry level) with one type of job but later progress to other, more challenging jobs.  In a smaller organization the DBA must usually where many hats (i.e., fulfill all roles at once).

Note that these roles may not correspond exactly to job titles.  The roles are: