If you have chosen to pursue a career as a database designer, I have good news for you. You can aim for a good salary. With time and experience, you may get an even better salary! Reports of the IT market for database designer jobs often vary in salary and growth prospects. But even the most pessimistic analysts agree on good to very good salaries and growth in demand. This makes the prospect for a database designer even better 5 years into the future.
Find out who’s who in the database department and decide which role you most identify with. In small companies, there is usually only one database job. The person in that position may be an architect one day, a designer the next day, a programmer another day, an administrator the day after that, and sometimes even an analyst or even a data scientist. If you’re planning to work in a small company, you should get used to the idea that you’ll be known as “the database guy/gal” and you’ll have to do a little bit of everything.