For what it’s worth, this is a big reason why employers tend to value practical experience over degrees or certifications. In our line of work, you learn so much more in an actual job than you do behind a classroom desk. For instance, since I started work an hour ago, I have already updated my company’s WordPress site, custom coded a PHP popup for said site, put together a Power Point slide show for senior leadership, participated in a couple of morning standup meetings, and started in on a new workflow for our product (before getting distracted and stopping by here for a few minutes).
From whom much is expected, much is given. I’m very happy with my job, and wouldn’t change it for a thing at the moment. Being a unicorn isn’t necessarily a bad thing, so long as you know and are comfortable with what you’re getting into.