Need some guidance on Masters with 10years exp
I have been wanting to do masters for a few years now and could not, because of some responsibilities and lack of financial resources. At last I am in a position to be able to do masters. Planning for 2020 fall.
Interested in data science and machine learning but has not worked on it so far. My work has been primarily focused on ETL, SQL DBs and webapps.
1) Is it too late to enter datasciences/ML for me with none of my past exp in it? Or is it safe to do generic Masters, take relevant datasciences/ML electives and apply for jobs post MS.
2) Good colleges for ML/datasciences oriented courses?
3) I got around 312 in GRE in first attempt. Gonna give it another try.
4) Do I have to start as newbie with low salary post MS? Not a priority, but wanna know so that I can be prepared and see if I can do something else to boost the salary.
Read a lot about UC Berkeley Datasciences program, but it's available online and expensive for an online program. Is it worth the effort and price?
Apologies for long post.
Thanks in advance.