Hello Coding Community!
I’m thinking about learning the skill of coding and would really appreciate any insight I can get from you all! I think this field is so interesting and hope that it could give me a specific skill that could add greatly to my current experience.
So far I’ve worked in the healthcare field for several years in operations (non-clinical). I have my master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and have always been interested in the IT side of things. My hope is that learning this skill could help put me in a unique position given my years in operations. I have worked with multiple EHR systems, but mostly Epic and I believe it is going to be main EHR for most healthcare facilities. I assume learning to code for a system like EPIC would be a great asset and what I’ve read so far there are several languages used in the system. Does anybody have experience with coding in this field and can share their insight on the job prospects?
I know you can teach yourself the skills, but I am seriously debating joining a bootcamp because I know I would work better with having the structure of it since I have a young family, hence why I would also love to be able to work remotely in the future. Does anybody have any recommendations on bootcamps that teach the skills needed for most jobs and especially ones for healthcare systems? I also want to say that I am totally open to jobs outside of healthcare, but I just assume coding in healthcare would give me the best chance to land a job. Also, I really love helping people and would like to continue to do that even if it is through coding. I also have a lot of customer service experiencing having to deal with patients, doctors, and managing support staff.
Sorry for the long post! Any feedback is much appreciated!