Would questions such as these be on-topic
Questions like this are very hard to answer in a Q/A format and not a discussion, for a few reasons:
- They are normally very specific to the asker's circumstances, life priorities, and background
- They are impossible to conclusively answer except in rare cases
- Most careers have people who come into them in all manner of backgrounds. Nearly no job title/type has a one size fits all background and path to it
Each combination of interests and backgrounds will result in a customized answer to "how do I become an X?" which is very difficult to make useable for others.
These sorts of questions are much better for chat/forums where there will be large amounts of clarifying questions and responses.
The site chatroom is a good place on the SE network.