I'm new to this field of study. I was introduced to bioinformatics while working out at a gym and ever since ive been hooked. I'm actually upset I didn't know of this before. My question is since bioinformatics is so broad and theres definitely different ways to work in the field; are there any specific majors I should study? I get computer science and statistics alot, but I also get biology, bioinformatics, information systems, computational biology, etc. I definitely am interested in the biological side of this field but I'm not sure if that includes the development aspects (software engineering, programming, algorithms).Since I am an amateur is there any useful information that I can take a look at that explains specific majors and curriculum for specific area of bioinformatics? Maybe something will catch my attention more. I just don't want to pull the trigger unless I know I am making the right decision. I'm new to this site and forums in general so if you can show some mercy I'm sure there is already a post about this, but I'm learning as I go. Thanks
This paper will guide you through the field major and what shall you know/study if you want to choose this field
overview about the field and branches
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My question is since bioinformatics
Well, you are right and that is also why it is hard to impossible to tell you what to pick These days bioinformatics is very broad, a lot of things are considered bioinformatics and therefore all the things you mentioned make sense. So it is up to you and what you are interested in, also depending on your talent. There is not one way to become a bioinformatician, there are more like 100s. And by now, honestly, I would not even know no more how to define bioinformatician. I met many people with that job title working on so different topics and with different methods - it is really a broad field these days.