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Birth Month Suggests Your Career Path

People who are born in March are more likely to become a pilot, while those born in June could be headed to the CEO's office.

That's the word, believe it or not, from a British study that has found a correlation between birth month and career paths.

A team from Britain's Office for National Statistics analyzed the birth months of people in 19 different occupations--from blue collar to professionals--using information from the most recent British census.

London's Daily Mail reports that the results appear to indicate that a child's birth month could make him or her statistically more likely to become a doctor--or a bricklayer.

Here is a sampling of careers likely for each birth month:

  • January: physicians and debt collectors
  • February: artists
  • March: pilots and musicians
  • April: fairly even spread of professions
  • May: politicians
  • June: chief executive officers
  • July: bricklayers, train drivers and artists
  • August: bricklayers
  • September: pro sports athlete, physicist
  • October: fairly even spread of professions
  • November: fairly even spread of professions
  • December: dentists

"These are small effects but they are very, very clear. I am not giving voice to astrology. It's nonsense, but we are not immune to seasonal interference," Oxford neuroscientist Russell Foster told The Daily Mail. "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."

--From the Editors at Netscape

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