Straight to Graduate School or More Preparation?

I’m an undergraduate senior thinking about applying to graduate schools for next year! I know that the question of applying to graduate schools or to data analyst/lab coordinator positions instead does largely depend on your situation.

Regardless, I’d love to hear any insight on peoples’ experiences — what you liked/disliked about your own decision and what you wish you had known beforehand. Any help would be much appreciated!

(I know this is hard to answer without much context. I can provide some details of my research experience, education, and whatnot if desired.)