I'm a high school senior who will be a physics major next year at UT (most likely). I have done some reading on careers in different physics areas of research. They all seem really interesting. Just thinking about doing research makes me feel giddy. (long way off but everyone has something to look forward to). My question is this what do you guys recommend doing? Should I get a masters before getting a phd? I realize physics jobs at universities, and in industry are competitive, so would it give me an edge to say get a ms in medical physics and then a phd in a different area of physics? I guess I'm confused about where to go after I get my B.S. Any help would be appreciated.