A little advice. I have a long story. I’m 43 years old with a Master’s and a partial PhD in Molecular Biology with over 17 years of intense research experience. I didn’t finish my PhD because my adviser basically ran out of money. I have a good chance to get into another PhD program, but I would have to start from scratch. These programs are tough and I’m a bit older and starting to think that it’s not worth it financially later on.
I’m doing FCC and I love it. But people say that you have to do a bit more to get a junior developer job. Thus, I’m considering doing an online coding boot-camp. What is your opinion on these boot-camps. They almost guarantee you a job after completion. I’m speaking with an admissions counselor tomorrow. Also, what do you think about my age, and doing a PhD versus coding?
Thanks a lot.