I was always interested in computers and the internet so I wanted to choose something related to computers. I couldn't choose Computer Science because of my high school backgroud however I was able to choose Computer Technology & Information Systems. So, I researched about the department and then decided to stick with it.
Not much skill required when first starting, you can develop your skills. But it would be easy to develop those skills if you are insterested in topics like computers, internet, programming and business.
You can pretty much do anything in today's world. You can easily start your journey as a developer or as a designer and work your way from there.