I spent the last two years and change working in data engineering. This involved a lot of ETL (extract/transform/load) development, SQL, python, AWS cloud infrastructure, and work on linux servers. Data engineering is definitely a hot field and I expect it to be even more in demand in the future as more companies build out data science and analytic teams.
For me though, I was drawn into tech because I wanted to build things. I loved the idea of having an idea and bringing it to life. In fact, I enrolled in a coding bootcamp because I had an idea for an e-commerce comapny that I wanted to launch. I learned web development, built the company, and ran it full-time for over two years.
My cousin-in-law is pivoting into tech from pharmacy and is completing the Udacity frontend web development nanodegree. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to brush up on things so I am doing the program along with her.