Computers, Tech & Engineering
Database Development

If you're passionate about the positive potential and future of technology, are computer science-savvy, enjoy solving complex problems with analytical thinking, and are searching for a career in a fast-growing field, a degree in Database Development may be the perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Database Development students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). Certification programs, often awarded by product vendors and software companies, are also an option post-grad. Typically in the Database Development industry, a bachelor's degree in an Information Technology or Computer Science related field is required.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and computer technology coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Database Development Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Database Development include:

  • Database Administrator
  • Database Architect/Developer
  • Database Application Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for a Database Administrator and Architect was $96,110 in 2019 (1) while Software Developers made a median salary of $107,510 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.