Projected growth: 31 percent
Typical median annual pay: $61,100
In our Web-rich, tech-driven business world, a company’s success depends in part upon its database, which holds customer information, company financial information and more. If it crashes, productivity skids to a stop. An administrator who can install, maintain, and monitor an organization’s database is worth his weight in gold — and that gold may come in the form of job security.
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