Here are good informational questions you can ask to get information about how you can enter a new profession:
- What courses / degree are most helpful to enter this field?
- How important are grades / internships / college reputation for entering this field?
- How do people typically get started in this field?
- What is the best way to land a job in this profession / industry / company?
- What suggestions do you have for me to enter this field?
- How can I gain the experience necessary to enter this profession?
- Are their any other careers that you think would be a good fit for my qualifications and background?
For 100 more good informational interview questions to ask, see the article Great Questions to Ask at an Informational Interview