Currently I have a Biology degree and the will of study a MSc on Bioinformatics. However, before starting the MSc (for several reasons) I decided to start a Professional Training (PT) on Programming. The point is that, on my current PT, I’m learning to build apps that runs on my computer, and next year I’ll learn cool stuff such as advanced data access and multi-threading. The bad thing is that I’ll learn mobile app development and how to build applications for business managment which I think won’t be profitable for Bioinformatics.
On the other hand, next year I could switch to Web App Dev (It’s another PT) where I’ll learn Front-end and Back-end. I’m not interested in building web pages, but I thought that things such as preparing a server and SOAP apps might be more interesting for my future career.
What do you think?
P.S: I'm aimed to industry
P.P.S: Some more reasons for switching:
This Professional Training is nearer from home, so I won't have to commute 30 min every day. Might be a silly reason, but I don't have a vehicle and I have to rely on class fellows to give me a lift every day.
Next year I have 5 subjects: one of them is mobile app dev (which I don't think will be to much proficient for bioinformatics) and the other is for developing Enterprise Resource Planning Apps (which I'm not going to use at all).
A new Professional Training has been created here in Spain. It is for training Bioinformatics technicians. I asked which things they teach there, and surprisingly they answered me that this new Professional Training is based on the Web App Dev PT. Not the one I'm doing, actually.
However, despite of all that, there are 2 subjects on my current PT that are interesting for Bioinformatics. Advanced Data Access and Multithreading. Which is what keeps me for making a final decision. Any Suggestion? Thank you!