Hot Jobs: SQL Developer
Data is the foundation of IT, which is why there is so much demand for qualified SQL Developers right now. These database developers help organizations add form and function to massive sets of data. Without this form and function, much of this data would be useless at best and completely chaotic at worst. If your goal is to pursue a career in IT that is both intellectually and professionally rewarding, learn what it takes to become an SQL Developer.
SQL is a programming language that is used specifically to build and manage databases. It is the job of the SQL Developer to plan and conceptualize a database, create it through the careful application of code, and then maintain/troubleshoot the database on an ongoing basis. Databases can take many forms depending on the needs of the user and the type of data being used, and each one is essentially unique. It’s the job of the SQL Developer to create a balance between the needs of the end user that the capabilities of the technology.
In order to secure a position as an SQL Developer, candidates typically need to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or computer information systems. As with most IT fields, the more specialized your education the better. Professionals can further supplement their credentials by earning application-specific certifications. There are entry-level positions available, but most jobs will require applicants to have 2-5 years of related experience.
According to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, now is a great time to be working as an SQL Developer. The field is expected to grow by 11 percent between 2014 and 2024, a figure that is much faster than the national average for all jobs. As many as 13,400 new jobs are expected to be added. In 2014 the median salary was reported to be $80,280 and professionals can expect that figure to climb steadily.
A company in Charlotte, NC is currently looking for an SQL Developer with 5+ years of experience. The chosen candidate will take part in every phase of database development and deployment and will play a crucial role on the in-house IT team. Salary data has not been reported. To learn more about this position and to submit an application, visit our job board and search for “SQL Developer.”
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