I do not have a degree. It all depends on the person. Some need school and some don't. I grew up with an entire family of techies in the 70's and 80's, so I lucked out.
If I went to school, I would take something to fall back on... like Acting. Honestly I won't sit in a room knowing more than my professor and at this stage I have nothing to gain by going to college (as I have been told by University of Pheonix).
I am the Director of Development for a medical company.