I own my own company, which provides web design and development services.
I changed my major from Computer Science to Communication Design.
I have not completed my undergraduate degree yet. While I do not need a degree for the work I do, it will give me more options in the future.
I started making websites in high school for fun, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make a career of it by age 16.
Pros: Complete flexibility in work hours and vacation, getting to decide what work to do, and doing the work my way.
Cons: Total responsibility for the business and planning for challenging financial times.
Do what you love. Sometimes that requires a degree, sometimes it doesn't. Real world experience is invaluable.
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