Data Science: are coding bootcamps helpful for career changes?
Would anyone recommend a coding bootcamp (read: 3 months out of workforce) to transition into a data science career path? I have a STEM background, MBA in analytical finance, and have done work in financial data products at a tech company. I've managed to get by with Excel / Access / ArcGIS in past roles but jobs in fintech I see open now all need proficiency in at least R or Python, if not both. I have been accepted every place I've applied so far (General Assembly, Flatiron School, Thinkful, NYC Data Science Academy, Metis) but need a push to make the leap.
I'm miserable and at my wits' end in my job in corporate finance - I miss the client relationships and strategy of investment banking (my prior role), but I think I would excel more at doing something like equity research or cleantech product development (prior role to MBA) . It seems like data science is another avenue I could be good at and should try to explore; but I'm having second thoughts.