My math major son is now a software engineer in Silicon Valley at a household-name software company. He literally works his dream job. (Oddly enough, he never took a programming class in college. Go figure!)
The funny thing is that the folks there consider it easy to learn a new language, so when they are selecting people for a project, knowledge of the computer language to be used is a non-factor. What matters is your background -- statistics, analytics, logic, skills with algorithms, etc. It is assumed that any intelligent person can master a language easily and quickly, so it is the other skills that matter.
It was his skills with algorithms and with data analytics that caught the recruiter's eye -- he was also an econ major, and he spent his summers in college analyzing LARGE quantities of data looking for this trend or that trend.
Edited by Gwen in VA, 02 May 2017 - 03:46 AM.