econ/math, first job was doing quant "research" for a mutual fund, now doing programming for a smaller asset manager
all the people who say statistics and coding are important are right. learn sql/r/python, if not in a class, then on your own. contrary to what one poster above said, R should not be grouped with stata/sas, it is far superior and in many important ways better than python. i would learn the two simultaneously as they are similar.