Featuring Insights From GA instructor Candace Pereira-Roberts
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Do you communicate data? Do you want to create more effective data visualizations? Tableau is the data analytics tool you’re looking for. Here are the top three reasons why you should learn how to use Tableau, the popular data viz software focused on business intelligence. Read on for the advantages of being a Tableau professional.
#1 Tableau Is Easy
Data can be complicated. Tableau makes it easy. Tableau is a data visualization tool that takes data and presents it in a user-friendly format of charts and graphs. And here’s the rub: There is no code writing required. You’ll easily master the end-to-end cycle of data analytics.
Need to showcase trends or surface findings? Tableau will make you an expert. Proficiency in business intelligence is a transferable skill that is quickly becoming the lifeblood of organizations.
“I see students who are new to analytics learn Tableau desktop and be able to develop Tableau worksheets, interactive dashboards, and story points in a couple of weeks — essentially a complete data analysis project,” says Candace Pereira-Roberts, FinServ data engineer and one of our Data Analytics course instructors. She adds, “I like to share knowledge and watch people grow. I learn from my students as well.”
#2 Tableau Is Tremendously Useful
Would you rather tell visual stories with data? Or present the same old boring reports and tables? Is that even a question?
“Anyone who works in data should learn tools that help tell data stories with quality visual analytics.” Full stop.
The smart data analyst, data scientist, and data engineer were quick to adopt and use Tableau tool by tool, and it has given those roles a key competitive advantage in the recent data-related hiring frenzy. But their secret is out. And the advantages go beyond the usual tech roles. Having a working knowledge of data, and specifically knowing how to use Tableau, can help many more tech professionals become more attractive to recruiters and hiring managers.
Plus, it has a built-in career boost. Tableau’s visualizations are so elegant, you’ll be confident presenting the business intelligence and actionable insights to key stakeholders. Improving your presentation skills is par for the course.
#3 Tableau Data Analysts Are in Demand
As more and more businesses discover the value of data, the demand for analysts is growing. One advantage of Tableau is that it is so visually pleasing and easy for busy executives — and even the tech-averse — to use and understand. Tableau presents complicated and sophisticated data in a simple visualization format. In other words, CEOs love it.
Think of Tableau as your secret weapon. Once you learn it, you can easily surface critical information to stakeholders in a visually compelling format. That will make you a rockstar in any organization.
“Tableau helps organizations leverage business intelligence to become more data-driven in their decision-making process.” Pereira-Roberts says. She recommends participating in Makeover Monday to take your skills to an even higher level.