I humbly would like to seek your suggestions/advice.
I am a Bachelor's and Master's graduate in Bioinformatics and working as a bioinformatician for past five years on Genomics and transcriptomics data. I have decent programming skills and fair knowledge in biology (no wet-lab experience). I now have two offers in my hand. A PhD position or becoming FAS in an sequencing company. Pay-scale wise, PhD is far behind, but I would be working more on wetlab (60%) and 40% of drylab work and learning more biology. FAS salary appears very attractive.
May I know, how should I weigh my options in this situation before choosing one? I appreciate your valuable comments which would help me a lot. Thanks in advance.
Edit 1: Also, may I please know, will this five years of experience I gained in the research setting as a bioinformatician help in anyway if I do PhD?
Edit 2: How is growth in a industrial setting especially for a bioinformatician compared to PhD candidate (with both biology and bioinformatics skills)?