Databases Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Database Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network Administrator

Expected Salary


Job Growth


These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To administer databases, you will need to test, install and maintain database software and the databases that contain that software. You should also be trained in budgeting and scheduling routine development duties.

The administration of databases usually uses software derived from Oracle and Microsoft corporations. The database administrator manages a company’s data and its storage that includes marketing statistics, employee and client information and financial data. All of this information may be of a classified and/or sensitive nature, so the duty of a database administrator is to ensure that the information within the database be kept safe.

If you choose to become a database manager, you would not only supervise the system information storage. With the ever-changing world of technology comes new challenges and the database administrator must keep abreast of the design developments and their applications within the database. Software must be tested and installed in a database. The data must be kept secure from security breaches and hackers. Backups must be created within a database to prevent catastrophes from occurring such as a storm or flooding, for example. Database administrators must also draft and actualize new database systems.

Other responsibilities that a database manager might have but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining software and hardware
  • Keeping records on installation of software and hardware
  • Troubleshooting problems within the database
  • Configuring systems

Database managers are very much in demand and work in a broad variety of organizations such as hospitals, governmental institutions and school districts. An associate’s degree in database management will take two years but most people will continue their education to include a Bachelor’s degree so that they can become database developers or analysts or even consultants for certain industries. Some career titles that a database administrator may hold are:

  • Database developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Database storage manager
  • Network administrator
  • Consultant

If you are detail-oriented and are ready to work in a pressure-filled environment, then database management will be an excellent career for you to pursue.

Databases Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Milan Institute

We believe that each student at Milan Institute holds the key to his or her own success. Our staff and instructors strive to help each student develop the professionalism that will open a world of creativity and knowledge. Milan Institute offers a college atmosphere conducive to learning and individual growth. Excellent training and job placement assistance enable our students to become enterprising professionals.


Branford Hall Career Institute

Prestigious Branford Hall has been a leader in professional education for four decades. Branford Hall has campuses conveniently located in Branford, Southington and Windsor, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Albany and Bohemia, New York. Students are instructed with state-of-the-art, real-world technologies that today’s employers are seeking.


IBMC College

IBMC College offers life-changing, accelerated career training for adult learners. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, starting a new career or an individual looking to make a change, we can help you get started training for a new, rewarding career in 19 months or less!

Why IBMC College

  • Flexible class schedules – Our classes run day and evening at nearby campuses, allowing you to balance the demands of a family, job or other life responsibilities – while obtaining an education on your terms.
  • Hands-on learning – You learn by doing. We focus on providing you with one-on-one instruction from experienced instructors, who work with you directly to develop your skills.
  • Externship experience – Our students complete an externship within their specific program of study, providing them with valuable, real world experience.
  • Job placement assistance – Job placement assistance, resume writing and professional development support is provided – giving you an edge in today’s competitive job market.
  • Financial aid- Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Career Training Programs

  • Business Administration & Accounting
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Paralegal

Accreditations & Memberships
IBMC College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools.

We are proud to support our country’s veterans. As a Yellow Ribbon Participant and recipient of the 2014 Military Friendly School® by Victory Media, Inc., providing life-changing career training is our commitment to both our civilian and military students.

Programs vary by campus.


Lansdale School of Business

No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, the competition for a good job is fierce. Lansdale School of Business (LSB) can help you stand out from the rest by teaching you the specific skills you need to succeed in the career you desire.

Why choose LSB?

  • Convenient scheduling
  • Instructors with professional qualifications who provide industry-specific insights based on real-world experience
  • Lifelong placement assistance
  • Financial Assistance for those who qualify