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Is it a good idea to become a web designer or web developer?

I have recently decided that I would like to become either a web designer or web developer...I spend quite a bit of time online and really would like to learn how to build my own website. I am thinking of taking a few courses at the Art institute of Washington so I can get a diploma in web design. I suppose I just wanted to ask if it would be worth while for me to do so? I see many job listing around the area for web designers so I wouldn't have a problem finding work if I have a good enough portfolio but is web design a good career path to choose?

Asked By: a_bear_bear - 6/2/2007
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Web design and development is a good field right now. Most corporate jobs would go to people with four year degrees with a web design certification, but if you're good enough, you might be able to start your own business and find clients without a degree. Most clients would expect you to do both the design and the... More
Answered By: Judy - 6/2/2007
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I am starting college classes for that this month.. I am going for my Associate's Degree. I say do what I did.. and go for it! =)
Answered By: Lil'Red - 6/2/2007
 
Depends. I think it's a good direction if you want to be self-employed... More
Answered By: Resume Crazy - Robert H - 6/2/2007
 
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