What I mean is what are the different options you might get. Such as web-development project manager where you aren’t actually developing the projects. What are the web positions most people aim towards? (I’m sure people won’t stay standard web-developers their whole life )
I mean there are loads of things to specialise in – you might want to focus on UX, or some sort of back end development… you might want to project manage, you might want to start your own company… who knows
Consider how many things have changed in the last 10 years alone. It’s not only way open, but it’s changing very quickly. We’re really in the infancy of a major career path for the next generation.
You could dedicate your entire existence to Flash development and slide into that niche. You could simply be a PHP developer. You could focus solely on the visual side of things. Project management is going to grow like crazy – being in the business prior to my day job and my side work, you can quickly see that cleaning managing projects is something VERY few companies do effectively. If you can wrap your skillsets around that, you would be in high demand, but it requires a very close attention to detail.
So it really depends on what you really like to do. I’ve ended up being primarily visual – 80% of my work is on graphics, and I’ve learned enough jQuery to give people a little "wow" and sat down and learned WP enough to make a decent CMS site (with alot of troubleshooting ) if I can’t afford to hire some help.
If you like the industry, but don’t necessarily see yourself coding for the rest of your life – have no fear! Project management, accounting, marketing, etc etc, are all a necessary part of all web development companies. Transitioning into one of those would be easy.