Skip Nav
35 Work-Appropriate Halloween Costumes That Keep It Classy
The Surprising Ways Teaching Is Changing in the 21st Century
Why Resilience in the Workplace Matters — and How to Cultivate It

Careers Based on Birthday Month

What Your Birthday Month Tells You About the Career You're Born For

Apparently, there is statistical evidence that shows you have a higher chance of ending up in certain types of jobs depending on your birth month, a study by the Office for National Statistics in the UK finds. The month you're born in can have some effect on life outcomes. The reason for that isn't due to horoscopes, but seasonal interferences, according to Oxford neuroscientist Russell Foster.

“It seems absurd the month in which you are born can affect life chances, but how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school, your body mass index as an adult, your morning-versus-evening preference and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases are all correlated to some extent with the time of year in which you emerge from the womb,” Foster says.

Here are some of the characteristics or careers of people born in different months:

  • January: Debt collectors and general practitioners
  • February: Artists and traffic wardens.
  • March: Pilots and musicians.
  • April: Dictators.
  • May: Politicians.
  • June: CEOs and Nobel prize winners.
  • July: Bricklayers, train drivers, and artists.
  • August: Bricklayers and US presidents.
  • September: Athletes and physicists.
  • October: Centenarians or people who live really long lives.
  • November: Serial killers and schizophrenics.
  • December: Dentists and messiahs.

As a September baby, the list isn't very accurate because the only athletic ability I seem to have is working out my mouth muscles during meals. Do these examples ring true for you?

Image Source: Thinkstock
chantelcen chantelcen 6 years
Hello my fellow Crazies
hwangsar hwangsar 6 years
November definitely isn't looking good... Was there not anything positive to put on that list? My bf was born in November :/
cleegiants cleegiants 6 years
i'm a november baby and well, that list is kind of insulting!
db1974 db1974 6 years
I always wondered why I kept hearing voices that told me to kill people and eat them. Thanks UK Office of National Statistics for letting me know it was just because of my birth month! And to think, I was almost a messiah.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I don't really have a desire to be a politician...but yeah glad I wasn't born in November. Yikes!
Andyca Andyca 6 years
Really? serial killer? thats so mean :(
Best Interview Tips From Recruiters
Taking Baby to Work Tips
How Do I Choose Job References?
Founder of Uppercase Box Lisa Parkin Interview
From Our Partners
Latest Career & Finance
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds