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    [–] Career Change from Bio to CS/Engineering? TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in cscareerquestions

    I would apply to masters programs and in the mean time enroll in a Python course in a community college and any other math classes/transition classes that you may need for your masters. Most of the skills I know now I learned from community college.

    If you decide to go with a masters that's not directly related to CS, such as BME, bioinformatics, or computational biology, make sure you take some extra CS related graduate courses if you can––in many cases, you can apply these courses toward your degree. I was able to apply two graduate computer engineering classes (AI and Machine Learning) toward my degree. My masters project was also heavy on data science and programming.

    Also, if possible, avoid going to a private school that's going to cost you 40k a semester if you will otherwise have to take loans out to attend.

    [–] Career Change from Bio to CS/Engineering? TheNoobtologist 3 points ago in cscareerquestions

    I was just like you a few years ago. Graduated with a masters in medical science and decided that I med school was a terrible choice for me. So I wen't back to school and starting taking a bunch of engineering and transition classes towards a masters in biomedical engineering.

    I was able to get a CS job as a data analyst on the track toward data science with a BS in biology before graduating my MS in BME. It's pretty much 95% programming (in Python) building and maintaining pipelines for analysis, and includes some software design for automation. If I were you, I'd encourage you to explore data science, as there are lot of bio/health tech companies that are starting to invest into the area, and they look at candidates from the life sciences.

    [–] Red Knight for Halloween! TheNoobtologist 3 points ago in FortNiteBR

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe they are the guys who fawn over attractive women that post cosplays on this sub, usually through cringy, self deprecating, or otherwise awkward comments.

    [–] What are some things you don’t get about Americans? TheNoobtologist 5 points ago in AskReddit

    They’re essentially the same city that’s been split between two states.

    [–] Using python for data analytics at a hospital? HIPAA? Data containing patient info? TheNoobtologist 3 points ago in datascience

    I work with patient data. Ideally you transfer it to a secure server using SFTP and then write a de-identification script to remove any sensitive health info on that remote server. Then you can pull the data to your computer and do the analysis.

    [–] What advice would you give a student going into their first year of BME TheNoobtologist 3 points ago in bioengineering

    Second this. Don’t just take the required classes. Explore technical classes like solid modeling, programming, and applied stats and math courses. Then, figure out the sort of jobs you’re most interested based on the sort of work you like the most. Do a senior project in that area to build those skills further.

    [–] Biochem degree + Masters in biochem eng. 4 years on - not sure what to do! Please help TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in biotech

    I think it would be helpful to know what sort of problems you like solving and the skills required. Are they engineering problems where you’re tinkering with stuff, or designing fixtures and parts via solid modeling? Is it coordinating teams and projects like system engineering and project management? Or maybe analyzing data for the product or business side, like data science/business intelligence?

    Odds are you have a lot of skills as is from teaching that can be applied to your next career move,but you should try and get a sense of what sort of day to day activists you’d like to be doing first.

    [–] What societal shifts are happening now that nobody is talking about? TheNoobtologist 10 points ago in AskReddit

    Any sort of biotech or health tech company will look at a person with a life science degree and coding experience. If you want to get better at raw coding, leetcode is a great resource. But it helps to have a project that you can talk about during interviews—it helps with motivation for learning programming too.

    [–] What societal shifts are happening now that nobody is talking about? TheNoobtologist 6 points ago in AskReddit

    If you’ve got a knack for programming and analysis you won’t have too much trouble finding a moderately high paying job

    [–] MS in Biotech from Georgetown TheNoobtologist 2 points ago in biotech

    Honestly I wouldn’t do a PhD unless you having a burning desire to. I think what would be helpful is learning about the kind of skills you see yourself doing in a job. Is it lab work? Programming? Data analysis? Project management? Engineering? Get an idea of this first, then choose the program that suits your interests.

    [–] Need advice - about to get fucked by a PIP TheNoobtologist 14 points ago in cscareerquestions

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    [–] Advice on moving from medicine to bioengineering TheNoobtologist 5 points ago in bioengineering

    With an MD I don’t think you’ll need another degree to get into the industry. I work with a few MDs who work on the analysis and clinical aspects of the projects. There’s always a need for clinical insight.

    [–] Couldn't afford GPUs as a student. Built my own cloud GPU provider: vectordash.com TheNoobtologist 6 points ago in datascience

    Assuming that your computer is pulling 800W, which is typical for a decent computer with a dedicated GPU, you’re going to need to make sure you’re at least making enough to cover the cost of electricity and then some.

    0.8 kW * 24 hr * $0.17/kWhr = $3.26

    [–] Professional Engineering License TheNoobtologist 1 points ago in bioengineering

    It won’t provide any benefit. PE is more for engineering that works with public infrastructure and government contracts.

    [–] Serious question * what happens to the people here who lose 100k plus on a trade? TheNoobtologist 14 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in wallstreetbets

    Yeah that’s like a drug addict saying he wants to have one more cocaine binge and then he’s done.

    Switch adderall and ritalin and be responsible like the rest of us.