It is fairly reminiscent of part of a presentation I gave on Web design (to a bunch of 7th graders ;)). Here’s the main point I think:
So what does it take to become a successful Web designer? To begin with, youï¿½ll need to want to learn, and practice lifelong learning throughout your career. Things change often and quickly; to keep up youï¿½ll need to be committed to staying abreast of those changes and adjusting your methods and work style to them. For example, what you start out knowing could likely become obsolete shortly after youï¿½ve mastered it. Realize this and keep yourself ready for it.
Also very important to keep in mind:
If youï¿½re considering course of study in Web design, itï¿½s important that this formalized education set you up to succeed in a real-world working environment.
Youï¿½ll want a broad program, one that focuses on the basics and soft skills more than it does on software. Be wary of a curriculum that promises only to teach you Flash and Dreamweaver.