Ha ha ha. It's not that your question is wrong it's just . . OH I don't know.
I actually temping right now. So probably not much education needed. BUT, I've been getting some amazing music done because I have desk job with a straight 9-5. I've gotten a couple of things on TV and have been regularly writing AND practicing music; something I haven't been or felt I've had time to do over the last few years.
How did I end up here you ask? Lets see. I have a bachelors of Music in a program called Music media and Industry. Pretty much it's a music degree with everything but a junior recital and then you take a slew of business courses and a few art management courses.
After college, I got a job with video production house with the job description of music supervisor, but I was kinda of a Jack of all trades: sound editing, voice over work, location sound mixing (EFP, ENG), and trying to sneak my occasional cue into a mix. Did that 5 years. I would say that I used a few of the legal things I learned in college on my job. Some of the basic music technology things I picked up in college help me rebuild the company's studio. I did use some of the counterpoint stuff I learned to write a few cues. Everyone I worked with had at least one degree in the arts or business degree.
Went to NY, and got jobs do sound mixing for film and TV. Bought a lot of gear, got into debt, blah blah blah, and now am slave to media to pay off debt. Up until this desk job, I've been doing location sound mixing for about 6 years. Funny, I know a couple of people-one a composition major and full sail certificate, and the other a bachelor of music in sound engineering who have been finding more film mixing to do as opposed to studio work. Film is a great business to be in, tricky to get in or get in and be paid well, but working 14 hours a day on a film set leaves little room for music. Hmmm I would say that the knowledege and reel from the previous job got my foot in the door to gigs. In film, hmmm I'd say it's 50/50 on the degree thing. Most people, even union folks with out a degree know somebody and get in that way. Normally with folks in school, I usually meet someone who's ready to drop out of film/music/journalism school for job in a film. I say, 'NO. get your degree. There might be a paid film for a few weeks, but not when the job wraps. So unless your ready to be in the music/film/journalism business as a self employed/entrepreneur/free lancer GET YOUR DEGREE.'
I hope this helps. I'm thinking of going back to school for me and my edification-not a job, but to learn more and then perhaps I'll see some other job opportunites