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Job Description for a Database Technician

Growth Trends for Related Jobs

A database technician, also referred to as a database analyst, manipulates data to develop reports and requested information from a database using programming tools.

Education

In most cases, employers require at least a bachelor's degree in management information systems or a related discipline. Employers are likely to overlook degree requirements if a candidate has extensive experience with the databases and development tools used in the position.

Responsibilities

Manipulating data to develop reports and requested information involves using programming languages and software to allow databases to compile the requested data.

Additional Responsibilities

Working closely with developers and administrators, these professionals assist in testing and debugging databases to ensure proper functionality and security.

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 20 percent growth between 2008 and 2018 for these and related occupations. The increase is expected because organizations continue to integrate more sophisticated technology.

Average Salary

Indeed.com lists an average salary of $71,000 per year for these and related occupations in January 2010.

2019 Salary Information for Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts earned a median annual salary of $90,920 in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, computer systems analysts earned a 10th percentile salary of $147,670, meaning 90 percent earned more than this amount. The 90th percentile salary is $55,180, meaning 10 percent earn more. In 2019, 632,400 people were employed in the U.S. as computer systems analysts.