5 Reasons to Learn Tableau – A Deep Dive into Tableau Career Opportunities!

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Feb 23, 2016
5 Reasons to Learn Tableau – A Deep Dive into Tableau Career Opportunities!
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Tableau is emerging as one of the hottest trends in business intelligence in 2016. The data visualization tool has been gaining popularity in companies big and small, and hence, the demand for Tableau experts in on the surge. If you go by google trends, it seems there can be no better time than “now” to learn tableau and build a career in Tableau and data visualization. Tableau training and certification will help you take advantage of Tableau career opportunities and grab top jobs in business intelligence.

So here are the top 5 reasons which tell us why a career in Tableau is the best career move at the moment.

1. Soaring Demand for Tableau Professionals

By 2020, the world is set to generate 50 times the amount of data as in 2011, according to a study by International Data Corporation (IDC). With this humongous amount of data and real business implications at play, business organizations across the world have the need for an easy to use tool to analyze data and derive actionable insights from it. Tableau helps organizations do exactly this! Thus, the popularity of Tableau – the four time leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant – is expected to go through the roof.

Here are some trends that show how the demand for tableau experts is peaking.

tableau job trends

Source: http://www.indeed.com/jobtrends/q-tableau.html

As the demand for Tableau professionals is increasing, more and more people are going in for Tableau training and certification. The rising trend for Tableau training in Google trends is a testimony to the growth in demand for Tableau Professionals.


2. Tableau Salary – Rewarding Tableau Career

Not only there is a great demand for Tableau experts, there are huge rewards on offer as well. Tableau professionals are getting paid the best salaries in the industry, with an average of $106,000. The average salaries too, are on an upward trend with the recent average salaries going up to as high as $158,000.

Here is a graphic representation of the Tableau Salary trends in the United States:


In India, it is an equally rewarding career with a median salary of above Rs. 5 Lakhs.

Median Salary by Job – Skill: Tableau Software (India)


Tableau salary trends in India as well as the US are on a sharp rise and are pitted to increase even more in the near future.

3. Top Companies looking for Tableau Talent

A quick scan through the current job openings reveals that quite a few top companies are looking for Tableau talent. Some of these companies include: Facebook, Dell, Applied Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton,  NetJets, University of California, Groupon, General Motors, Sony Electronics, Sunguard, Bank of America, KPMG, Verizon among others. So if you aspire to work for the big names in the industry, a career in Tableau is the way towards it.


4. Variety of Job Roles on Offer

The best thing about a Tableau career is you have a variety of job roles to choose from and at varioous levels in your career. Following are some of the the hottet job titles for Tableau professionals.

  • Tableau Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Business Intelligence Manager

5. Bright Future for Tableau

In 2015, Tableau was named as a “Leader” in the data visualization and business intelligence market for the 4th consecutive time by Gartner Research.  Tableau is by far the market leader with respect to its competitors if we compare its “Ability to execute”. Tableau is also a strong contender if you consider the “Completeness of Vision”. It just goes to show that the future of Tableau is very bright and secure.


So what are you waiting for? Many Business Intelligence professionals have already realized this trend and have been busy mastering Tableau to up-skill themselves. Don’t fall behind; learn Tableau to get on the data visualization bandwagon now! Click below to enroll in a Tableau certification training!

Learn Tableau From Experts

Edureka has specially curated a course aimed at helping analytics and data professionals create insightful visuals, dashboards, perform scripting, and create Network Diagrams on Tableau to present the data in a much better and insightful manner. The live and interactive course is co-created by industry practitioners and covers critical aspects of data visualization with Tableau such as conditional formatting, scripting, linking charts, dashboard integration and Tableau integration with R. New batches of the Edureka Data Visualization with Tableau course are coming up. Click here to learn more. 

Got a question for us? Please mention it in the comments section and we will get back to you.

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  • Sri Sudheera Chitipolu

    hi, i am 2017 passed out of ece with 75%. Recently i learned tableau. so can you provide job offers to me on tableau

  • siddesh

    I am currently working as an assistant professor in engineering college from five years, now I want to shift to IT field whether this course will help to join the IT industry please give ideas and job offers on this tool

  • Shiv Aditya Mishra

    Any particular background required to learn Tableau ? And how will the certification help me to start a good career in analytics?

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hey Shiv, thanks for checking out our blog.
      There are no pre-requisites to learn Tableau. Knowledge of R language and basic concepts of data analysis would be an advantage, but not necessary. So you can take up this course. You can check out our course details here: https://www.edureka.co/tableau-training-for-data-visualization.
      Tableau is a leading data visualizaton tool and will open up plenty of career opportunities. So you are set.
      R programming is another technology that you can consider if you are interested in becoming a data analyst with cutting-edge skills. You can learn more about it here: https://www.edureka.co/r-for-analytics.
      Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions. Hope this helps. Cheers!

  • Vaibhav Selukar

    I’ve worked in Captive BPO in the Retirement Insurance(US process) sector for 9yrs. I want to move into Business Analytics sector.
    1. Which of these(R,SQL,SAS,PYTHON,TABLEAU,Machine Learning) should I start with? with professional and personal Growth in mind?
    2. What is the starting salary for fresher in this field(Business Analyst)?


    Hi i m working in IT-( Service Desk ) operations dept. is it good for me to learn tableau .

  • Saroj


    I am Saroj. Currently working in Oracle BI. As i am checking it out in IT Market, there is no much scope in OBIEE Projects as well as no opportunities outside the organization. I am looking out for new BI Skill. Will it be better to learn Tableau. Please suggest.


    • EdurekaSupport

      Hey Saroj, thanks for checking out our blog.
      Yes. You can definitely start learning Tableau. Many OBIEE professionals are transitioning to Tableau. Also, Tableau is one of the hottest trends in business intelligence today.
      There are no pre-requisites to take up Tableau training. Knowledge of R language and basic concepts of data analysis would be an advantage, but not necessary. You can check out our course details here: https://www.edureka.co/tableau-training-for-data-visualization. Please feel free to write back to us if you have any more questions.
      Hope this helps. Cheers!

  • Ujwal Ullas Kini


    My name is ujwal. I am currently working in analytics process as a product placement analyst for retail clients. I want switch my job into a good anayltics company and a analytics profile. Is Tableau ciritification going to help me making courier in analytics? Please suggest me the courses which can help me achive this.

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hey Ujwal, thanks for checking out our blog.
      Below are the courses which you can take up to get started with a career in analytics:
      Tableau ( Recommended ) https://www.edureka.co/tableau-training-for-data-visualization
      Data Analytics in R https://www.edureka.co/r-for-analytics
      Kafka ( for Real Time Analytics ) https://www.edureka.co/apache-kafka
      Hope this helps. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you need any assistance. Cheers!

      • Ujwal Ullas Kini

        Hi Team,

        Thanks for your suggestion. Hows the placement for Tableau learners?? Which are the top companies who sre hiring Tableau professionals??

        • EdurekaSupport

          Hey Ujwal, the above blog speaks about the career opportunities in Tableau. You can get the info there. A few additional points:
          – Verizon, Facebook, Dell, General Motors, KPMG, Bank of America & other 35,000 MNCs worldwide use Tableau across industries.
          – Average salary of a Tableau professional is $100,000 ( Indeed.com )
          – Tableau is a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Platforms ( 5th Consecutive Year )
          – More than 35,000 companies worldwide have truly transformed the way they uncover insights from data they possess using Tableau.
          Hope this helps. Cheers!


    what’s the best combination to take up to grow up in career along with tableau..Too many tools/technologies floating in the market…I have inclination towards data science..I mean getting called “data scientist” has some different feelings..Should i start with R,and python..or look towards big data technologies(hadoop,hive,spark etc) or database(oracle,postgres) or scripting/Data viz. and web design(htms,css,javascript,D3.js etc.) or AI,NLP,ML,statistics…too many areas too explore n too many set of technology stack in the mind…there was a time when I got fascinated with web development technologies(java,android) in starting of my career but now finding more rapid growth in BIDW/Analytics segment.Please highlight on this to avoid confusion.emphasize what would be the ideal learning path anticipating next 5-7 years.Currently I am working in a MNC as tableau developer with some knowledge of SQL and core of DV concepts. (Exp. 4+ years total -2yrs in BI segment)

    • EdurekaSupport

      Hey Manish, thanks for checking out our blog. Considering your background as a Tableau Developer, you could chart out a career path in BI. You could explore Microsoft BI / Informatica (Tableau & Informatica make a good combination and will help you establish a career in ETL) / Microstrategy / Talend.
      You could also explore Teradata /Data Analytics with R, if the Big Data/ Data Science career track interests you. Here are a few blogs that will give you more information about opportunities available in the above mentioned technologies to help you make an informed decision:
      Hope this helps. Cheers!

  • FasT_FuRiouS

    I am 2013 pass out. I dnt have any experience till date. If I learn tableau, will I be able to get into the industry? If yes, how to get into the industry after doing this course.?

    • EdurekaSupport

      +Fast_Furious, thanks for checking out our blog. There are no prerequisites to take up Tableau training. However, knowledge of R language would be an advantage. Once you finish the training, you could try your hand at jobs. Cheers!