Uhmm I am a very artistic 17 year old who is just getting into 3D Animation and generally maya. I am pretty good with it. I love doing stuff and learning new things and I have a passion for this stuff. I was planning on going to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The thing is I just went to the Highend3D forums and read a thread called Salaries and it really scared me. Most of the people there were complaining on how they were only making about 40,000 a year on average. About 17 dollars. They said it was because of all the students without talent. They said the industry is getting way over saturated wich I know it is. My question to you is this-Is this true? Is the industry in a crisis? Should I go for a Bachelors in Software engineering and keep Animation a hobby? Or maybe come back when the industry is doing better? I know that asking about salaries is pretty personnal and if you dont feel like saying it its ok.