# Daniel’s Answer

I'm not sure if we hire many pure mathematicians (I could be wrong, you can look around on google.com/careers). We definitely hire some pure statisticians. We also hire people who happen to have math degrees if they're good at programming, or machine learning.

For a pure mathematician, sometimes programming can be pretty easy to pick up. Not always, because it requires a slightly different mindset, but I'd say more often than not the transition to programming is not hard (because pure math is crazy hard and requires a good logical mind). Software is more practical than math, and sometimes requires more patience with weird errors, and it of course requires a lot of time devoted to learning, but it's doable.

There's data analysis positions as well, though I dunno how many of those require actual math degrees vs. just experience doing data analysis.

And of course there's other companies which will hire mathematicians.