What are the 3-5 things you love most about your career?
What's a typical month look like for you?
What are the education requirements for your career path, and where is the sweet spot in terms of education?
What's the compensation like over the course of the career?
If you had to go back and do it over, what would you do differently that would have helped you more?
What are the biggest downsides to the career?
How do most successful folks in your career get started?
What's the next 10-20 years in the industry look like?
What do I need to do as a young person to distinguish myself from the others that want to do this too?
What should I do next?
Reaching out to a complete stranger may seem like a challenge, but you can leverage LinkedIn, Twitter, and other online resources and you will really be surprised. Aim high, don't be afraid to contact someone that is doing something in the field that impresses you. Drag an adult you trust into all of those conversations as well.
You'll have a lot more info to work with if you do that. Good luck!
David recommends the following next steps: