I am a 24-year-old chemical engineer currently working in the pharmaceutical industry.
I started coding when I enrolled in college. In my Introduction to Computing class, I learned C. Then we went on to Matlab for scientific computing. Then I self-taught Python and did my homework and projects with Python whenever I could. When the pandemic hit, I was interested in machine learning and earned a Coursera/deep learning specialization certificate.
I started working as a chemical engineer a few months ago, but I know that if I started working as a remote software developer, my salary would be much better.
I have talked to a chemical engineer friend who currently works as a front-end developer for a startup in the USA. This led me to start FCC’s curriculum, and I have started from the very beginning since it is advised to follow the curriculum order, and I am about to finish the responsive web design course.
I am confused because I don’t know whether I should go for the front-end route or the python/data science route with the knowledge I currently have.
TL;DR: I am a chemical engineer, know a little bit about C and Python, and have a deep learning specialization certificate. I’m also starting to learn about front-end development. I’m confused about which route to take and how.
Thank you all for taking your time.