Having a patent is beneficial in making both a good name as well as to earn a lot of money. Owning a patent to an object essentially means that no one in the world can make the same product as yours legally and can make money off of it without your concern. You can grant your patent rights to someone too. This is usually done for a lot of money if your idea is really good. There is no specific field of education that you need to pursue in order to get a patent for an idea. Rather you do not need to have a formal education too to have a patent to your name.
For example, Steve Jobs