I'm currently in third year of a Bsc Neuroscience degree, however after (admittedly minor) experience using programmes such as R, SPSS and minitab I have began considering bioinformatics as a potential career route. I have done some research into the field and have began courses on python to begin with however I wanted to discuss a few other aspects of the career:
Are Bioinformaticians in hot demand, especially within the UK? I have heard many opinions on the matter but I felt opinion on this forum would be one of the best to get
With a background in Biology with limited knowledge of coding/software in general, what are my best options to improve my knowledge here? also would I be better doing a masters programme in Bioinformatics if I get the option to? (i would assume yes but unsure how vital this would be)
Is there anything else you can tell me about the job- what are your day-to-day roles? Are there any personal characteristics ideal/vital to do well in this job? is there anything in particular I can do at this stage to improve my chances in this field?
Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this type of post, if so a kindly push to the right place would be appreciated!