Not sure if this is a good place to post this, but doing so anyway as there seems to be more people here knowledgeable about graphic design than on job forums. I am looking to finally enter college this year. Graphic design interests me although I haven't ever designed anything myself, even as a hobby. However I've read some discouraging information about how GD is a very competitive field. I am trying to find something where I can make a decent amount of money with only an associates degree as I am 25 and don't want to be 30 by the time I get out of school and start my career. My local community college offers an AS in GD, however I'm not sure if this will be enough, as it seems even new GD grads with bachelors degrees may have trouble finding work right out of school. I read that web design may be a better route to find more jobs, so was wondering if getting a certificate in web design some time after getting my AS in GD would make me more marketable to clients or employers, even without a bachelors? I don't really know what path to take and need to be steered in the right direction. Every career choice I research that I am at least vaguely interested in seems to lead me to a dead end. Professional GD's, if you could do it all over again, would you still choose to become a GD?