Well, I got the OK, so here goes:
As someone who's never been an IT insider, I only have knowledge of *how* to do things, not how to get paid to do them. Almost everything I know I've taught myself, from HTML 3 way back in the day to PHP 5 over the past year. My only concept of what it's like to work in this field is based on my experience in my last job. So what's out there? I know that web design and web development are often considered separate fields, but is this always the case? What are the positions like? Should I go back and get a degree? If so, what kind? If not, what do I need to impress potential employers? I'm more interested in design than development at the moment, but I like both and would be happy doing either full-time... really, any information you can provide would be helpful at this point!
(cross-posted to webdesign)