Is Tableau worth learning?— A deep dive into Tableau Jobs Prospects and Career Opportunities.


Should I learn Tableau? If this is the question you have in your mind before starting your tableau journey, Well you are not the only one! Hundreds of data science aspirants and freshers are asking the same question on the GUVI forum. They have this doubt in their mind about whether learning tableau is good enough and when we think about this question we see that there are a couple of facets involved like…

  • Is there a good market for tableau or not?
  • Whether you are going to get good Tableau jobs or not?
  • If companies are adopting tableau or not?
  • and finally, whether you are going to get a good salary once you have learned the tableau and landed a good job?

Well, we will be going to deconstruct & clear all your doubts related to Tableau, but first…

Do you cut out for Tableau? 

Indulge for a bit. Do you love data analysis or data visualization? 

This point is very important for you if you wanna make a promising career in tableau. Data analytics as a whole is an enormous field with various moving parts like data management,  data preparation, data analysis, data visualization, and finally Data Presentation. Each of these fields requires expertise so if you have the inclination toward creating beautiful graphics or infographics & advanced visualizations then you should learn Tableau. 

The way you can find whether you have the required inclination or not is by observing your early pattern behavior. For instance, are you usually intrigued with infographics in a newspaper or magazine? How well did you read them? Or maybe you felt like you could have probably visualized them a little bit differently but in a better way? 

Data visualization allows data scientists to converse with their end-users. The outcome of data analysis is not immediately comprehensible to the people who do not directly deal with data. Data visualization bridges that gap and makes people appreciate the possibility of data analysis. 


Is there any prerequisite to learning TableaAu?

No, if your objective is just to start with the tab view you don’t need to learn anything else. Once you have learned it enough and you are already moved on to the next stage that’s where you actually need to know SQL & other programming languages. As you grow more you need to work with a lot of data and that is only possible by acquiring the data from multiple sources and creating joints or queries which requires proficiency in SQL. So if you are already familiar with the SQL framework or other programming languages then you will have no problem using Tableau

But if you are just starting and don’t have any idea about the programming, no need to worry. The tableau interface is very intuitive. It’s very easy to acquire the data from various platforms like a spreadsheet or a SQL server or a cloud database. Making the specified connection is very simple, it is just a drag and drop to create the most innovative visualization. 

SQL will be required in later stages of data management or data extraction. (if it deems necessary for your visualization project) 

As illustrated, the tableau is compatible with various data types.

Post-Pandemic Market Conditions for Tableau Jobs 

We all are coming out of the Pandemic, which has adversely affected people’s lives and the economy. Many people have left their jobs and many people are just graduated from college, looking to get a job in the field of data analysis or visualization. However, you’d be pleased to know that Jobs related to data & IT, in general, have surged. Google trends show a good rising trend for Tableau jobs and coaching. You can find thousands of job posting all over your favorite job portals. 

Tableau is one of the simplest & easier visualization tools that cater to the data. Infact, when compared to other data visualization tools, Tableau has been named a “Leader” in the data visualization & business intelligence market for several years by Gartner Research. 

Different Tableau Job Profiles 

The best thing about Tableau careers is that you have a variety of job roles to choose from and at various levels in your career.

  • Consultant in Tableau
  • Data Analyst 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Business Intelligence ( Analyst, Developer, or Manager )

However, the procurement of these Tableau Jobs in India strictly depends on your commitment to learning the Tableau tool. You need to spend at least 3 months learning all the basics & intricacies of Tableau. You need to know all the components and functionalities of Tableau like Data Joins, its UI interface, and various maps, and formats. We suggest you go through some Tableau use cases to understand the Tableau model fully. 

Can commerce students do data science? 

Are Tableau Jobs rewarding? 

On average, the base salary of a Tableau consultant is around ₹5,00,000. Although the number can triple-fold depending on your expertise and hold over the tool. 

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.

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If companies are adopting Tableau? 

Now, this is a nuanced question with lots of factors weighing in. Every other day we come across various tech blogs, news, and podcasts about Fortune 500 companies shifting to one visualization tool or another. Nevertheless, in one company, there is never a single tool that is used simultaneously for reporting, analytics & dashboarding. Different departments have different requirements. 

So perhaps you should never be bothered if companies are adapting Tableau or not, although most of the Fortune 500 or 1000 use Tableau tool for one or other functions. Some of the notable companies include Dell, Facebook, Applied System, Booz Allen Hamilton, NetJets, General Motors, University of California, Groupon, Sony Electronics, Sunguard, Bank of America, KPMG, and Verizon among others.

What are the most distinguished Tableau Features? 


Tableau connects to all sorts of data resources and it can visualize larger data sets when compared to PowerBI. Tableau visualizes data from the start, allowing you to differentiate the significance right away. It offers differentiating correlations using color, size, shapes, and labels. So that you can give the context to every piece of data as you explore to deeper levels. 

2. Depth of Discovery 

The features of Tableau give users ways to answer questions as they investigate data visualizations. The Tableau model can predict basic trends, and use queries to adjust data hypothetically. 

3. Implementation 

Tableau provides a variety of implementation and consulting services. For enterprise-level deployment, there’s a four-step process spanning weeks, and for smaller-scale deployments, there are quick-start options that can complete setup in a matter of hours. 

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