The IT boom pretty much ended in the late 90s. These days getting the high paying jobs takes years of experience to get into. That said, there are many high paying jobs in the database field. It will however take several years of work to get into these positions.
Long gone are the days of getting out of college and going straight into a six figure IT salary. If you are able to get into a senior level position straight out of college you probably wont be able to keep the position for very long as it will become clear very quickly that you don’t have the experience to demand such a high salary.