I've enjoyed this forum, and i see lots of people without a clue asking questions about trading, so i thought i'd do an AMA...
My path was non-standard, but i've seen others with a similar path to my own.
My Path --> Non-Target state school --> Job in BB IT (programming) --> BB Rates Trading Desk Quant --> BB Rates Trader (market maker) --> prop trader
I have also watched many of my former colleagues (both quant and non-quant traders) over the years move to hedge funds andand PMs (PM = portfolio managers).
For people, this video series is pretty good. There is a lot of macro fluff...but there is also some good technical trading info with charts (starting 8-10 videos in)...you just need to have the patience to get thru the fluff.