Most database specialists list "database management," "database design," and "database administration" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important database specialist responsibilities here:
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a database specialist. We found that 66.2% of database specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 10.0% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most database specialists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight database specialists were not college graduates.
Those database specialists who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a computer science degree. Less commonly earned degrees for database specialists include a computer information systems degree or a accounting degree.
When you're ready to become a database specialist, you might wonder which companies hire database specialists. According to our research through database specialist resumes, database specialists are mostly hired by General Dynamics Mission Systems, General Dynamics, and AECOM. Now is a good time to apply as General Dynamics Mission Systems has 182 database specialists job openings, and there are 139 at General Dynamics and 21 at AECOM.
If you're interested in companies where database specialists make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Meta, MUFG EMEA, and Barclays. We found that at Meta, the average database specialist salary is $147,116. Whereas at MUFG EMEA, database specialists earn roughly $128,372. And at Barclays, they make an average salary of $123,780.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a database specialist include IBM, Bank of America, and Verizon Communications. These three companies were found to hire the most database specialists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, database specialists make their living in the technology and manufacturing industries. Database specialists tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $95,518. The database specialist annual salary in the retail and manufacturing industries generally make $87,349 and $82,308 respectively. Additionally, database specialists who work in the finance industry make 71.2% more than database specialists in the education Industry.