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The month your baby is born could impact their future career.

Researchers in the U.K. have analysed recent data to come up with the conclusion that birth month could indeed help determine your child’s future career.

Obviously this is not a set formula for employment success but the information does suggest that certain jobs are statistically more likely to share a birth month with those working in the same position.

Must have been born in March. Image: iStock

For example, January babies were found, on average, to hold positions such as debt collectors and general practitioners, with a higher than average number of people working in these roles having been born during the first month of the year.

February shows a higher percentage of professions such as artists and traffic wardens. And March babies are superstars (or pilots). But if you're hoping to produce Australia's next sporting superstar, you might want to hold off giving birth in May. (We haven't forgotten about April...scroll down to November). Data suggests that May has the lowest figures when it comes to professional sporting success than any other month of the year.

I found it particularly interesting that according to the data, Nobel Peace prize winners and Chief Executives tended to have June birthdays while July saw a significant increase in the number of people employed in trades positions and as bricklayers, train drivers, artists and musicians. August babies were also most likely to be brickies.

Johnny Depp is an incredibly talented actor and artist and just happens to have a June 9 birthday. Image: iStock.
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Towards the end of the year we see September babies excel both academically and in the sporting arena with many becoming physicists and sports professionals. September babies were also less likely to occupy positions as hairdressers and bricklayers.

Interestingly, if you're born in October you have a stronger chance than most of being elected Prime Minister. No need for Tony Abbott to worry, opposition leader Bill Shorten was born in May.

I was somewhat concerned to see that the only relevant information available for my birth month of November was that we were more likely to be serial killers. I'm still unsure whether this counts as being a career as such. April babies, no I haven't forgotten about you either... you are most likely to be a dictator. Again... not really a "career".

December kids are more likely to find themselves in the dentist's chair as physicians or possibly even inspiring others in roles of religious or secular importance. This study also found that December babies tended to be much better off financially due to their professions than those born in other months.

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The time of year we are born can play a role in many areas of later life. Image: iStock

Russell Foster, a neuroscientist at Oxford University says, "it seems absurd that the month in which you were born can affect your life chances, but how long you live for, 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 area all correlated to some extent with the time of year you emerged from the womb."

Does your profession match up to your birth month?