Various branches/streams in IT has its respective Computer Languages for example Web (Java), Data Base (SQL), Analytics (R) etc.
You have to know where Python comes in the picture and decide would you like to pursue that direction or not.
Like many computer language, Python caters to wide variety of solution - one of them being Data Sciences. Like R , Python is prominently used to provide analytical solving. You can take a set of data in a text file and run various command and get meaningful summaries.
I personally use Python in running various statistical analysis like regression .. on my office sales data to build data sets like forecast.
If you are interested in Python watch tutorial in youtube, there are vast amount of free tutorial videos that are available which provide excellent introduction to Python and variety of ares where it can be used (apart from Data Sciences).
Python is free, watch some free tutorials and see if it helps in your field of career.