I want to program. for science!
June 15, 2010 10:39 AM Subscribe
How can I break in to scientific programming?
posted by bleary to Work & Money (28 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
When I get to the point where I want to change jobs, I think I'd like to be a programmer for a research lab or something. I don't have to change jobs omg today, but I want to think ahead and know what steps I could take to make it more likely that I could find a programming job for a research lab in a few years.
I only have undergrad degrees. one in computer science, one in psychology. I got them at the same time. Should I give up unless I go to grad school?
Right now I do java programming for backend web services along with framework type of stuff. for fun I like python, but since I don't program constantly in that I am not an expert. I once had a job doing embedded c, but that was a very long time ago (around 6 years ago).
I live in Chicago. are there any places I can look in to that wouldn't required a long commute out of the city? I hate commuting.
I'm interested in all sorts of things--obviously computer science and psychology, but not limited to those fields.