If I were to stay on long term, what could I expect my career path to look like?
You need to know if the position you are interviewing for and company you are interviewing with has room for career growth. The answer may make a huge difference on whether or not you want to accept. Employee turnover, and the additional training that requires, puts an enormous financial burden on a company. Interviewers want to be certain you will not be moving to another company country in three months. So when you speak to career path, the question automatically removes that concern.