Call your mom today and thank her, because the month she gave birth to you may have some influence on why you鈥檙e so successful. We鈥檝e told you before how your birth month affects your health and your mood, but new research says it could also affect the career path you take.

This聽UK study says that conditions such as weather during your birth month could have some kind of bearing on what job you鈥檒l grow up to be best at. Russel Foster, a neuroscientist quoted in the study, says your birth month could also affect 鈥渉ow 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.鈥 Basically this study rehashes the plot of Outliers, but the findings are still interesting.


We know what you鈥檙e thinking 鈥淵eah, yeah, yeah just hurry up and tell me what job I should be in already!鈥 You can look at all the birth months here, but these are some highlights:

People born in February are likely to be artists but are also 鈥減rone to narcolepsy.鈥

October babies are likely 鈥渢o live the longest 鈥 2015 days more than someone born in March,鈥 which doesn鈥檛 sound like a career so much as a way of really sticking it to March-borns.

April has a lower-than-average IQ and 鈥渁 fair number of dictators.鈥 Do with that what you will.

November kids are lucky 鈥 they have a 鈥渉igher chance of serial killers.鈥 Eek.

July has 鈥減lenty of brick layers, train drivers and artists.鈥 Hmm, one of these things is not like the others.

This study, like every one out there, should be taken with a grain of salt. Want to make positive steps toward your dream career no matter when you were born? Try quitting your day job and pursuing your passion, or learn to code or even start your own business.

Also, be nice to folks born in November鈥 they may be compiling a list.

Does this study align with your IRL career? Tell us in the comments.

(h/t Bustle, Photo via Hulton Archive/Getty)