I am a material science Masters graduate i have a double bachelor degree and double Masters degree (From 3 countries) now i am working at a reputable automotive company. However, My passion is in research, I tried many times to get a PhD with no luck (in Germany and parts in europe). until i gave up and started working in the industry.
My questions are: If i want to work in research (and not necessary continue in the academic track). Does it make sense to still try and get a PhD?
If i want to go back to industry again, Will my PhD title affect my chances to go back in the industry and will i have to stick to academic career?
Would it be just easier to get a job at a research company/facility and just work there without a PhD degree?
I keep hearing mixed opinions about all the questions i asked. I would really love to hear feedback particularly from with a background in material science