I wouldn't call a degree in Accounting an "unrelated" degree. If you did that right, you have a wealth of knowledge in mathematics and organizational skills that many Developers lack.
Let's start off with a snippet from your original post above...
I am looking to getting into a career as a database developer.
Since accounting can provide for a lucrative position, I have to ask "WHY" are you looking to make the change and do you understand the nature of what is expected of a good Database Developer? I'll also ask if you actually know anything about databases other than they're a "place to store data".
These aren't meant as confrontational questions. We can't help unless we know what your perceptions are and what your motivation is because such a transition is going to require some serious, highly motivated, and lengthy study on your part to fill a position as a good Database Developer.
No matter the case, if you need a job, then I recommend you start out with an accounting job while you study to become someone that can do the correct dance in the world of databases.
So, back to my original question... "WHY" do you want to become a Database Developer? What is the motivation there?