In school at the university it was really hands in too, each class had a lab where we got to see the rocks we learned about and tough them and figure out where they came from.
As there are many options available to you, it's important for you to figure out what interests you and what you would enjoy doing. When you have a better idea of who you are, what you love doing, what you won't like, what inspires you and what turns you off then you'll have a better idea of knowing which field to look into.
With that said, here are 24 hands-on Jobs/fields you can look into to get an idea of what's out there, what they do, how much they pay and what level of education you need to get in.
If that sounds interesting, as a next step I would recommend you find some trades people in the area you live and ask them how things work in your area. How you get started will be different based on the state and/or part of the country as well as your ultimate career goals.