Database Administrator

Median Annual Wage

$89,370 or $42.97/hr
Durham-Chapel Hill

Annual Job Openings

240
North Carolina
77
% Bachelor's degree
7
% Associate’s degree

Job Outlook

+16%
North Carolina

Total Number Employed

2,730
North Carolina
Since most companies need a working database, database administrators have several options with where they could work.

These computer specialists test, coordinate changes with, and debug database management systems software. Their responsibilities may also include overseeing system security, installing software, monitoring upgrades, writing documentation and manuals, and developing policies for database procedures.

The Software Development program at Durham Tech gives students the basic skills needed to qualify for a position in this field. Associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates are all available.