Hey, I'm a high school student, and would appreciate some info on design in the real world.

1. Carreers and what the salaries are (i tend to have expensive taste, and want to know if i can make a good living)
2.Good colleges for web/graphic design that are in big cities in the Northeast US....im from boston, but now live in teh south and i want to go to school back up in the Northeast
3.Internships and other ways to learn as much as i can while in high school
4. Anything else you feel important.

-Thanks a whole lot