I currently work in the online advertising industry, running banner and search engine marketing campaigns for advertisers. However, I recently did some background reading on "data mining" and found it so intriguing that now I'm interested in potentially switching careers. I have always had an aptitude for working with numbers and I'm generally comfortable with learning new technologies.
If I'd like to become a data mining expert, what avenues can I explore in order to get there? Are there university programs I can enroll in? If so, what are these programs generally called? I'd prefer learning in a classroom environment as opposed to trying it on my own.