Hello, I am thinking of going into a career in Bioinformatics or into Forensic Computer work. This is been a bit of a shock as I currently work in a lab (micro) but recently I have had a rotor cuff shoulder injury and I have to potentially rethink my career in science.
I have a 2:1 in Biology (2012) and have undertaken placements in Molecular Biology and Genetics labs and some training in microscopy. I have completed training in immunology (ELISAs and Western Blotts) and furthered my Genetics and Biology training just earlier this year as I wanted to go into Genetics based work and this is my graduate entry job. This injury has really hit me hard and I have completed some bioinformatics work on my 3rd year project using phylogenetic tree software (which I learnt on my own) and have used APEx (during the training this year) and have used NCBI and BLAST but I haven't learnt other software (C++; Python; Java; Perl).
Please don't think I'm been daft or stupid this is potentially a serious injury as I have been off work for the last month and doing physiotherapy and I want to still use my Biology degree because its what I loved and this is potentially what has been given to me and is not what I planned for. Is Bioinformatics likely to be a good career option if I do a good MSc or MRes? I'm trying to rethink my potential career options and I would really appreciate the advice and help and if I do is it likely to be a good career in the future? I am willing to learn all coding and work but need the help. Thank you (sorry for the long post need the help).
What online training could I do as I need to do training and want to work and get experience?