Hey! Wondering if anyone has advice on learning coding for data science/machine learning. Which program/online learning tools are best (and cheap)? Which language(s)?
I have an MBA and a master's in biostats (both from a top 20 school) and compared to the debt I'm in, the salary I make in a big city is really stressing me out. I learned some entry-level R, SAS, SQL in school, I'm good at statistics and picking up coding, but would like to be more competitive for these positions and eventually work remote in a lower cost city. Ideally would like to work in health care but supporting myself is most important at this point.
Go through the entire Data Scientist track on DataCamp.com just to learn the absolute bare minimum basics. After that, move on to more advanced courses in Coursera or Udemy.
I would strongly suggest getting a mentor or joining a group, doing Kaggle competitions (non-competitively, just to get reps in), and have group members critique your analysis.
It will take you months to become beginner level, over a year to be intermediate. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s a magic bullet that will catapult you into high TC with minimal effort.