I'm a physics major who has become interested in earth science. Many fields of geophysics have caught my interest but as a whole, I seem to be more interested in whole earth geophysics than applied geophysics. Seismology, geodynamics, & tectonics have really caught my eye. The field work is what I'm primarily interested in. Basically, I created this thread because I would like to hear from others in geophysics who may have been in my position at one point or another. What sparked your interest in earth science? What advice do you have for someone who might be in my position? How often do you get to go out into the field to collect data?