The deciding factor for me appears to be that industry apparently tends to offer more/better financial opportunities, but academia would most likely foster more flexibility in terms of being able to explore my own research interests. And while these fields seem to be pretty divergent, it would seem as though you need the same fundamental skills - writing well, being a good scientist (broad, i know) and keeping up with current research trends.
Sometimes I wonder if in my future the two will have to be mutually exclusive. And I really wonder if I will actually be given the opportunity to choose for myself. I'm going to have to find a way to make a living somehow in research, and most likely I'll end up in whichever lets me in.