I'm 31 years old and from San Francisco. As the title says, I am looking to make a career change from being a Realtor to a UX designer. I have been in real estate for three years now (both working on my and assisting top Realtors). I have slowly realized that the cut throat 100% commission life of a Realtor is not for me. However, in the process I have realized that I really like marketing, and feel that it appeals to my maticulous/OCD nature.
A little about me, I am outgoing, I have a BA in Sociology from San Jose State University, and have an offer active imagination. I have been watching videos on YouTube about UX and I am very interested in this side of business.
I have an interview tomorrow with Tradecraft for their 3-month boot camp. I have heard good things about their programs, but it is quite expensive ($14k). I am the type of person that likes more structure and to show to a school or job, and appreciate more human interaction. Does anyone have any thoughts on attending this program?
Also, if there is some way if finding an "apprenticeship" or starting as an admin worker to gain some experience I would be interested in that, too. The program seems great, however, I would prefer to still be working while attending a part-time class or something similar in nature. SF, as you know, is very expensive and I am getting married in October. If I were to start the July academy I would prefer to not be fresh out of school and unemployed before getting married.
I really want to learn more and improve my professional career. What would you all recommend for getting started? Does Tradecraft seems like a good idea? Or is there a way to get started working full-time in that field, and take night classes?
As you can tell, I'm pretty clueless in this field. Thanks for your time everyone!!