Thanks so much for sharing your story as well as your learning process and job search strategy. 10 years ago, I dropped out of my PhD program in neuropsychology (mainly due to medical reasons but also because the politics and bullying were unbarable with my health condition — and the fact that there were and still are no distance learning options even for the coursework). I’ve been an entrepreneur since then and mainly working in marketing but dying to get back deep into research and science — outside of academia! (Thinking market research and/or UX research for health or education startup).
There’s a plethora of relevant courses but no real guide to the best ones for people without computer science background. Planning to our suggestions for the courses with great instructors. Isn’t it great when learning new things is actually fun!??
Anyway, congrats on your skills and new job!
All the best!