When I read my Master’s Degree in computer visualization and PhD in Statistics over a decade ago, job positions in the field of scientific data visualization were rare, existing mainly in university research departments. This is no longer the case.
A new and exciting market for scientific visualization has emerged in recent years. Commercial companies, government agencies and research institutions have all recognized the value in using scientific visualization tools to explore, understand and exploit complex relationships in their data.
A casual search of a popular online job search engine using the term “Data visualization” returned over 2,000 active open positions, with many offering basic salaries in excess of $150,000 per year. There is no better time to enter this exciting field.