From Clinical Nurse to Data Analyst Revolutionizing the Healthcare Industry

Posted on Sep 16, 2017

Mina Yi is currently a senior data analyst in an analytics group of a healthcare technology company that focuses on reducing costs, optimizing delivery, and improving the quality of healthcare in the United States. The road to this position is interesting, as Yi started her career with bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Rochester.

Yi went on to work as a clinical registered bedside nurse, taking care of patients. Yi notes, “while practicing as a clinician, a few projects that I was involved with at the hospital made me realize that I was naturally drawn to the idea of impact that scales and improving things on a system-level. For that, the work of analysis-oriented roles became my next goal.”

Yi moved on to becoming a risk analyst at an insurance company, where she used data to model catastrophe risk. While the position gave Yi foundations of applied statistics and data literacy, she wanted to grow her technology stack to make more of an impact on a broader scale.

“Thinking more long-term, I chose an analysis-oriented route for my next steps because, from the way that I saw it, that would best help me scale that raw energy behind my motivations.” Yi wanted to learn data science because of the analysis-oriented work that can scale impact, and since she was living in the Greater New York area, she easily found out about NYC Data Science Academy.

Yi ultimately chose to attend a Part-time Online Data Science Bootcampbootcamp at NYC Data Science Academy because of the breadth and depth of the curriculum, part-time and remote options, and far-reaching network. Furthermore, Yi mentions an important reason she chose NYC Data Science Academy was “the trust that NYC Data Science Academy had built with the community, including reviews as well as being fully regulated by NYS education law.”

After graduation, Yi found herself in a better position to job hunt with many opportunities coming her way. “You become a lot more marketable with the targeted training you gain from NYC Data Science Academy. Several opportunities and exploratory conversations, including the one that led to my new position, opened up without my initiation.”

Now in her current position, Yi has the opportunity to make an impactful change in the healthcare industry. Using Python, SQL, and Git, Yi seeks to learn and continually evolve in the data science industry, and she notes “for this stage of my career I couldn't be happier.”

“The field and its applications are so vast and evolve very quickly. Learning will be lifelong,” says Yi. “There is constant opportunity to exercise and grow in algorithmic thinking and problem-solving. Being close to technology makes it more fast-paced.”

To find out more about NYC Data Science Academy’s programs, visit here.

About Author

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

No comments found.

View Posts by Categories

Our Recent Popular Posts

View Posts by Tags

#python #trainwithnycdsa 2019 airbnb Alex Baransky alumni Alumni Interview Alumni Reviews Alumni Spotlight alumni story Alumnus API Application artist aws beautiful soup Best Bootcamp Best Data Science 2019 Best Data Science Bootcamp Best Data Science Bootcamp 2020 Best Ranked Big Data Book Launch Book-Signing bootcamp Bootcamp Alumni Bootcamp Prep Bundles California Cancer Research capstone Career Career Day citibike clustering Coding Course Demo Course Report D3.js data Data Analyst data science Data Science Academy Data Science Bootcamp Data science jobs Data Science Reviews Data Scientist Data Scientist Jobs data visualization Deep Learning Demo Day Discount dplyr employer networking feature engineering Finance Financial Data Science Flask gbm Get Hired ggplot2 googleVis Hadoop higgs boson Hiring hiring partner events Hiring Partners Industry Experts Instructor Blog Instructor Interview Job Job Placement Jobs Jon Krohn JP Morgan Chase Kaggle Kickstarter lasso regression Lead Data Scienctist Lead Data Scientist leaflet linear regression Logistic Regression machine learning Maps matplotlib Medical Research Meet the team meetup Networking neural network Neural networks New Courses nlp NYC NYC Data Science nyc data science academy NYC Open Data NYCDSA NYCDSA Alumni Online Online Bootcamp Online Training Open Data painter pandas Part-time Portfolio Development prediction Prework Programming PwC python Python Data Analysis python machine learning python scrapy python web scraping python webscraping Python Workshop R R language R Programming R Shiny r studio R Visualization R Workshop R-bloggers random forest Ranking recommendation recommendation system regression Remote remote data science bootcamp Scrapy scrapy visualization seaborn Selenium sentiment analysis Shiny Shiny Dashboard Spark Special Special Summer Sports statistics streaming Student Interview Student Showcase SVM Switchup Tableau team TensorFlow Testimonial tf-idf Top Data Science Bootcamp twitter visualization web scraping Weekend Course What to expect word cloud word2vec XGBoost yelp