Credentials and paper qualifications DO matter for some (mainly academic) industries like medicine or law, but for most other fields, job requirements are surprisingly negotiable.
How to Get Any Job You Want (even if you’re unqualified)
Raghav Haran

To expand on this, so much is changing so quickly now, many 4 year degrees are earned, but the first 2 years of learning for that degree are no longer relevant. The ability to do the job trumps a piece of paper that says you learned how to do the job.