Career paths utilizing Python?
I'm looking for some assistance on the path to becoming job ready coding with Python. Thought it would be helpful to give a background on my progress. Thanks!
A few month ago I quit my sales job at a large recruitment website, and am now looking to make the transition into Software Development, Data Analysis, etc.
Reason for the change - The sales job I was at for four years was too volatile in terms of compensation, and the stress of always chasing a number was taking its toll. Looking into coding I was amazed at how many different career paths there were. I have always loved learning new things and continuing to expand my knowledge, which seems like a good trait to have for coding. After a few basic courses on Linkedin Learning I was hooked.
What I have so far - I took a few basic courses on Linkedin Learning before seeing if Python was something I wanted to invest time and money into. Once I saw it definitely was, I enrolled in the Coursera "Python For Everybody" Specialization. I am on the third class of five, "Using Python to access Web Data."
What's Next - After completing this specialization I was planning on taking IBM Data Science Professional Certificate and then Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization. I also plan on using GitHub.
Questions - Where do these 3 completed courses put me realistically in terms of being job ready? Are there any good companies that offer paid training? What other resources should I be using to get job ready? How long does a transition like mine typically take? What job titles are good entry level roles? Any and all advice is appreciated! PM's are welcome too!