Have you ever shopped online and wondered how you could access the websites so quickly?

And how were you able to find what you were looking for and add it to your cart seamlessly?

A database designer was behind that process!

Database Design Is Like Organizing A Library

From the moment you walk into a library, you see rows after rows of neatly arranged books. Think of this as a database, and the librarian is the database designer:

Gather books on various topics: Create a database.

Decide on how to place the book on shelves: Manage a database.

Take inventory of the current types of books you have: Analyze a database.

Evaluate patron experience and feedback and re-organize: Improve the database.

Relevant Industries

Database designers specialize in managing, creating, and analyzing data collected in databases.

Databases power almost everything in the online world today! As a result, database designers can choose to specialize in any industry, such as:

  • healthcare

  • e-commerce

  • social media

  • technology

  • education

And many more!

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Databases can be created for:

Educational Requirements

A database designer usually has the following qualifications:

  1. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a technology-related field such as computer science or software engineer

  2. A major or concentration in a related field typically includes coursework in logic, programming languages such as SQL and Python, database queries, information security, and database administration.

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Which of the following tasks will a database designer be assigned?

How Much Will You Earn?

excited daffy duck GIF In the U.S, you can expect to earn more as you progress in your career.

Entry Level (< 1 year): $55,000 - $60,000 per year

Early Career (1-4 years): $65,000 - $70,000 per year

Mid Career (5-10 years): $80,000 - $85,000 per year

Late Career (10-19 years): $90,000 - $95,000 per year

Experienced (20 plus years): > $100,000 per year

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