I have a B.S. in Molecular and cell biology, and a Specialization in Programming in Computing. Right now I'm in process of finishing a Master in Bioinformatics.
I already read both articles titled "Top N reasons To (and NOT to) get a PhD in Bioinformatics".
Honest speaking, I want to go to industry rather than academics, for my interest and for the money. I haven't touch math for about 10 years, so I am not at all good in math modeling and coming up with new algorithm. I'm one of those you called "applied Bioinformatician", using what people developed and improve/tweak them for research.I don't mind the wet lab in biology part, as I like doing them during the Bachelor time, and I'm comfortable doing computer programming, just don't know how good I am. I should also mention that I know C++, Perl, R, and a bit of Java and website programming (html, xml, etc.)
I am thinking about getting a PhD in molecular biology or cancer biology related, is that a good option?
Or should I get a PhD in bioinformatics?
Or even, just jump right into the bioindustry, and see if I need the PhD? (although I know PhD WILL usually get me a better salary)
Thanks in advance!