I graduated 6 years ago with a bachelors in computer science and have been developing software since then. I have gotten really good at what I do, but have come to the conclusion that the H.R Frameworks, Content Management Tools, and trivial computer systems I worked on, have not mattered much in the grand scheme of things.

I want to use my software development skills to work on things that are more important in my opinion, specifically healthcare research; anything that can help find solutions to today’s greatest medical challenges: cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, extending life expectancy, things like that. I’m sure computer science has a place somewhere in this, but I don’t know the first thing about protein folding, research lab equipment, and the human genome.

I’ll probably have to go back to school and at least get some sort of degree or certificate in biotechnology, but don’t know where to start, and where it will lead me to. Can I get some guidance?

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