Flash Actionscript Career Advice?
I haven't seen folks talking about Flash/Actionscript career questions here yet, but let me know if there is a better place to ask this.
I'm a programmer and have done lots of database work. I've been learning Actionscript 2.0 and love to do Flash projects for educational projects on the side.
I'm trying to find out about compensation in the Flash/Actionscripting field to see if a Actionscript career might be in the cards for me. Also, if my background is too technical and not designer enough?
I've worked professionally in Calif. in ColdFusion, HTML, and CSS but that focused on database stuff. I'm thinking I could try to make the switch - but I'd love to get an idea of my switching from doing stuff like Oracle PL/SQL into Flash and Actionscript would "keep me in the matter to which I have become accustomed." heh heh
I also saw a bunch of the Employment postings asking for formal graphics training. Maybe I would need some formal training to make me marketable on the graphics side? I was thinking with my background I would lean towards the "Actionscript Guru" to sell myself?
Any feedback from you pro's out there on the US market if I were to take the time to become really good at Actionscript with my other database and CF background?
My educational background is BS in Information Technology and MA in teaching.