Database Developer Jobs
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Database Developer Jobs
Database developers—also called database programmers—are responsible for developing database management systems that can handle large amounts of data. Database developer jobs are different from database administrator jobs, which are responsible for storing, managing, and protecting data.
Database developers modify or develop databases tailored to clients' needs, evaluate the performance of database programs, and troubleshoot problems. You may want to become a database developer if you have strong analytical skills and a good eye for data.
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Database Developer Education and Skills
If you're looking to apply for a job as a database developer, you'll need a bachelor's degree in database management, software development, computer science, or a related field. You should also be proficient in programming languages such as C, C++, and Java.
Additionally, you should be experienced with tools such as Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, SQLite, and PostgreSQL. Getting certified in any of these coding or SQL platforms can boost your value to employers.
Database developers typically need the following skills and qualities:
- the ability to analyze complex information.
- good communication skills when working with other team members.
- keen attention to small details.
- excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
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How Much Do Database Developer Jobs Pay?
The median salary for database developers in the United States is $98,050 per year. However, database developers can earn as little as $60,704 and as much as $123,223 per year. How much you earn will depend on where you're located and how much experience you have in your field.
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