Birth month to determine career path (Photos)
According to a new study conducted by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) released recently, babies being born in a certain month will indicate what job they will end up with.
“Which month the baby is born may determine what career he or she is likely to follow as an adult,” they asserted. Researchers in the study also found that the month in which babies are born could also affect everything from intelligence to lifespan.
Many of the differences found are linked to the amount of sunlight a mother receives during pregnancy, the researchers suggest. Sunlight triggers the production of vitamin D in the body and lack of this in the first few months of life may have long-lasting effects.
Oxford University scientist, Russell Foster, speaking earlier this year, said the effects were small "but they are very, very clear."
"I am not giving voice to astrology - it's nonsense - but we are not immune to seasonal interference," he said. "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."
Check out the slideshow to find out the career path predicted by the researchers in accordance with the birth month.
General practitioners and debt collectors have the greatest percentage of January births.
February babies appear to have a greater chance of becoming artists.
March begets pilots.
September babies have a greater chance of becoming sports players and physicists, and a less likely chance of becoming bricklayers or hairdressers.
June, July and August
Babies born during the summer months (June, July and August) have a much lower chance of having high-end, top-paying careers.
According to researchers, giving birth in December could make your child a dentist.
The research suggests that babies born in the spring have increased risks of illness such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, asthma and autism. They may also not be as clever as their schoolmates born during other months of the year.