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What is a Tableau Consultant (and what do they do?)

Discover the world of Tableau, the data visualization software that’s taking the global market by storm, and how you could become a Tableau Consultant.        

Founded in 2003 and acquired by Salesforce in 2019, Tableau is one of the most popular data visualization software packages on the market.

Through its combination of data-blending, real-time data analysis, and holistic data collaboration, Tableau can turn dense, difficult-to-understand data into something more visual and meaningful, that is easily understood by employees at every level of an organization.

The success of Tableau, especially since the Salesforce Tableau integration, has meant that the demand for professionals trained to use the tool has skyrocketed. Fortunately, Tableau software is one of the most user-friendly data visualization tools on the market, meaning anyone can learn it… with the right dedication!

You don’t need a degree or a background in coding to work with Tableau and Salesforce, as minimal technical knowledge is required to create beautiful data visualizations (when working with good clean data, anyway).

One of the core roles in Tableau is their renowned consultant role. Read on for a breakdown of exactly what a Salesforce Tableau Consultant does and how you can become one.

What does a Tableau Consultant do?

Tableau Consultants are masters of turning raw data into elegant, easy-to-understand data visualizations. Using their knowledge of the platform, consultants help companies using Tableau to get the most out of their data, by visualizing it in a way that’s easy to digest for employees at all levels of their organization.

Beyond this, Tableau Consultants are often responsible for training other employees on all things Tableau, and are the first port of call for queries about data and data presentation, within an org.

Tableau Consultants are also business intelligence wizards, who are able to build lasting data solutions that are “support-free” (meaning they do not require manual fixing when Tableau releases new updates) and build new data models to help employees understand the data they’re receiving.

How to become a Tableau Consultant

Fortunately, you don’t need a ton of technical knowledge to work with Tableau. As we’ve mentioned, it’s incredibly user-friendly. As long as you’re committed to learning the platform, anyone can get started with it! 

There’s a bunch of fantastic resources available online for those who want to learn Salesforce Tableau,  but if you’re just getting started we highly recommend this fantastic tutorial by Lisa Ji, which will help you to master the basics of the software.

Once you’ve got a solid grip on Tableau, the hardest part will be standing out in the hiring crowd, if you’re looking for paid work jobs in Tableau, particularly paid work as a Tableau Consultant.

If you’re serious about entering the exciting world of Tableau careers, then we recommend exploring advice on how to get Tableau certified. Certifications will show employers that you have the skills needed to utilize Tableau to solve their business problems, even if you’re relatively new to the field. You can find a full list of the official Tableau Certifications here

You can find out more about jobs in Tableau, salary expectations and how Revolent can help you get the right skills to start building a rewarding and sustainable career in Tableau in this blog post. Our training will give you an in-depth overview of the exciting range of career opportunities in Salesforce to Tableau, fully explain the Tableau Salesforce integration and how the Salesforce Tableau connector works in practice. Our training will help you get fully certified in just 10-12 weeks, and we’ll teach you how to utilize Salesforce Tableau dashboards to make you shine in your new, lucrative role as a Tableau Consultant which we’ll arrange for you.

Ready to fast forward and kickstart your career as a Tableau Consultant now? All you need is motivation and passion to learn. Get in touch and we’ll take care of the rest.

As more and more businesses switch to using Tableau for all things data-related, the number of opportunities to work as a Tableau Consultant continues to grow. So if you’ve got the dedication and a willingness to learn new things, there’s no reason why you couldn’t become the Tableau superstar of tomorrow!
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