Database Technology

Computer databases can be used for a variety of tasks. Among those tasks is the ability to organize and store data vital the operation of business and industry.

Database administrators are the professionals who use specialized software to store and organize information such as financial data, customer information or medical records, depending on where they are employed. It is part of their job to ensure the data is accessible to those who need it but also secure from those who are not authorized to access it.

In order to work in the field, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in information technology or other computer-related subject is required.

The demand for trained professionals in this field is expected to grow by 15 percent, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average annual salary for database technology careers is $77,080.

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