Great question! And, Divya is spot on! The short answer is ABSOLUTELY! In this day and age, technology is embedded in every single aspect of our lives and careers. There are almost no jobs that don'w require some aspect of technology. In biology, there are needs to mine data, do analysis and many other aspects. If you have some technology background, you can talk to the developers to define what you need. You will also have some understanding of what your request entails and how big a job it is. Those who don't know technology may think it's a matter of waving a magic wand to get a report sorted.It actually can be large undertaking.
Bottom line, you can be an interface between the biologists and technologists, which makes you very valuable and gives you an advantage over your colleagues!
Best of luck!
Jeff recommends the following next steps:
- Take an intro computer science class!