Quitting to learn (insights data science)
I am working as a analyst for linkedin. My background is not in tech (phD in chemistry). I moved from china to the us after my degree. here is my problem: I do not like my job, pay or my manager. I am doing meaningless work and get paid fairly bad. I got acceppeted into insights data science, which sounds like an interesting opportunity. should I quit my job for it? My friends tell me that I need to get knowledge and practise in python and java, maybe c++ to get good jobs. I learn fast, but at my current job is no time to breath, and I come home every day totally tiered. My manager blocks internal transferes and trainings, wo the option is not there. I interviewed at facebook and google, but failed the onside (python...). I do not want to waste more interviewes because I could only learn over the weekend.
Is this to risky? Does anybody know someone/ interviewed someone from insights data science who got a good job?
Joe: 2.5 years after phD