There have been a lot of surveys over the past few years on the educational background of data scientists. As a result, there have also been many different results. In the O'Reilly Data Science Salary Survey of 2014, about 28% of the respondents had a Bachelor's degree, while 44% had a Master's degree and 20% had a Ph.D. Common fields that data scientists have as backgrounds are mathematics/Statistics, Computer Sciences, and Engineering. The results that are represented in the infographic are from 2016. They are very similar to the ones of the O'Reilly survey.
Aug-23-2017, 14:05:24 GMT