What kind of career should I start if I want to be an astronaut pilot?
First astronauts were military aircraft pilots. Since those days, automatic flying was present in the spacecraft so that someone considered astronauts like spam in a can for their supposed role as passenger.
Is something changed today for astronauts that have pilot role (piloting a spacecraft) or alternative careers can lead to this position? According to this question context, also being a civil pilot is a different professional path.