Can anyone help me to choose the correct path towards data scientist?

Hello, I have 5 years of experience in procurement without computer science background. After that I had 2 years break because of some personal reasons. I took some interest in changing my domain to machine learning, so I finished a course in udemy along with it I am studying SQL and and other courses for machine learning. Just now I came across that in some companies data science and machine learning is required. So to begin data science, can I start with statics for data science with python first to improve my skills? please help me.