If you are not sure if you will like doing research in healthcare, instead of starting with big data, start with data collection and get to know the data as it comes into the dataset.
Monika posts her “data science newbie do-it-yourself starter kit”, with links to cheap or free learning resources for the data science newbie who wants to get started in healthcare analytics.
SAS is known for big data and data warehousing, but how do you actually design and build a SAS data warehouse or data lake? What datasets do you include? How do you transform them? How do you serve warehouse users? How do you manage your developers? This book has your answers!