I am a 25 year old with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology. After graduating I did some work in media/design - such as redesigning a website, making a brochure, editing short videos - but I wouldn't say I'm very advanced in these areas as it was very surface-level work. I then spent a few years abroad teaching English. And now that I'm back in the US I am looking to make a career change and shift into UX design.
I feel like my background in Anthropology helps me be a good fit for UX, but I don't have much experience in the design industry overall.
I wanted to see what advice you may have for what steps I should take? I've pretty much read all of the material on "how to get started in UX" but I wanted to see, specifically in my case and with my experiences, whether I can self-study and apply for a junior UX position? Or is it better to do a bootcamp like CareerFoundry / DesignLab?
Or is it better to try and find work as a web designer/front end developer and later on transition into UX?
I also heard there are specific User Research positions as well, and was wondering whether this might be a better match for me to initially start a career in UX?
Sorry for all the questions! I would really appreciate any advice anyone has.