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Database Management Careers Overview

Database Management specialists are needed in nearly every industry to analyze database needs and find solutions to a wide range of information storage challenges. Because information in databases may be highly personal, such as account numbers, health records, or financial transaction data, database administrators coordinate security efforts to safeguard data while allowing for flexible storage and retrieval of the information. The technical and logic skills, the business ethics education, and the hands-on experience you'll gain at DeVry University can help open the door to rewarding opportunities in the database management field.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from DeVry University with a specialization in Database Management, you'll be prepared to design, program, administer, and secure databases for nearly any organization, business, or government agency. Professional responsibilities of data analysts, database administrators, and database designers include:

  • Designing, programming, and administrating data systems
  • Securing and safeguarding data and databases
  • Setting up computer databases and test systems
  • Ensuring data integrity and system backup
  • Monitoring and managing database server software



Database management careers are found across all industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Education
  • Legal
  • Insurance
  • Government
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Retail

Career Options

DeVry graduates in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Database Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Database analysis
  • Database administration
  • Database engineering
  • Business intelligence consulting
  • Software implementation

The DeVry University Career Advantage


Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of database management. The proof is in the numbers. For the year ending with the October '09 graduates, 80% of U.S. DeVry Computer Information Systems graduates were employed in their field at an average salary of $45,801. (Of graduates who actively pursued and obtained employment and those who were already employed in education-related careers within 180 days of graduation.)