My dad is a geophysicist that wrote his thesis on seismic data for earthquake prediction with NORSAR back in the 70s, and he ditched the research job to become a high school teacher.I'll add something a little bit different: geophysicist turned well planner turned data scientist/engineer/analyst for a major international energy company. Apparently, a professional layoff dodger too: I have made it through about 6 rounds of layoffs in my 8 years there.
The specific type of geophysical data I specialize in is seismic data, which has a lot of overlap with audio analysis. Through university I learned/did the math for both convolution and frequency analysis of a signal (via FFT). I love telling my geoscientist friends that a convolver is a useful musical tool!
Most importantly, I'm a husband and father (adding baby number two very soon...).
All the best on the upcoming baby #2!