So you want to be a bioinformatitian? I can barely pronounce the word myself. But it’s a growing field with lots of interesting opportunities. This paper explains some of the basic programming skills that you will need to become a bioinformatitian.
Dudley JT, Butte AJ. A Quick Guide for Developing Effective Bioinformatics Programming Skills. PLoS Comput Biol. 2009;5(12):e1000589. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000589. Available at: http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pcbi.1000589