Do you have a highly analytical mind? An attention to detail? A love of technology? Your qualities might make you a skilled database manager. As a database manager, you will help businesses, firms, and agencies organize and safeguard vast amounts of information. Database administration is one of many in-demand information technology careers, offering high-paying employment opportunities in several industries.
A degree in Database Management will demonstrate your knowledge of a wide range of technical skills; recent graduates of our program work as application developers, business analysts, and database administrators.
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Industry participates in our program. Our program is based on continued discussions with area employers, from state and local government agencies to private tech start-ups. You will develop skills in relational databases and computer programming to translate organizations’ data into meaningful, high-quality information. Some of the things you will learn in the database management program include:
- Structured Query Language (SQL) and relational database design;
- Presenting information in meaningful ways using HTML, CSS and reporting tools;
- Fundamentals of computer networking to ensure data is available and your database reliable; and
- How businesses use and apply data to make decisions.
Career and employment prospects
Information technology is one of the highest-paying industries, with a median annual wage of $84,580, much higher than the median annual wage for all occupations. It’s also one of the strongest industries in the Puget Sound area.
SPSCC graduates tend to be hired in entry-level developer positions, or in positions requiring broad skills across programming, databases, and network support. Some students continue on to earn their bachelor’s degrees, but most find success and opportunities with the associate degree alone. Students that have an internship related to their coursework tend to be hired more quickly after graduation.
Career overview, pay rate, work environment, and more (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics):
- Computer network and systems administrator
- Computer programmer
- Database administrator
- Software developer
- Local career paths in Computer Information Technology (Washington State MapYourCareer)
- Best Jobs in America includes database developer (CNN Money)
Degrees & Certificates
- Database Management (Associate in Applied Science)
Department/Division ContactApplied Technology