Study paths can be different!
In my case I have always worked and studied at the same time, I have a diploma as a programmer accountant, a degree in multimedia design, I did a custom course at IAAD, a few years at the academy of fine arts (because the website is also an art form) and many years of experience in the field: in the IT way I started working in 1998, in 2000 in the web.
Surely today there will be different study directions to become a Web Designer.
Then it takes a lot of passion for this kind of work, as indeed it does for any work.
I wish good luck to those who wish to embark on this adventure!!!
From my point of view in this era it is a reasoned and conscious choice!!!