Which STEM career suits your star sign?
Different personality types suit different types of scientific roles, so, just for fun, we’ve matched the 12 signs of the zodiac with 12 types of scientists. Is your future career written in the stars…?
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Practical to a fault, Capricorns will quietly solve problems without making a song and dance about it. They like to plan ahead, which shows in the Life Plan they have inevitably already worked out for themselves.
Ideal jobs for Developer: Product Designer, Artificial Intelligence Specialist or Information Security Analyst.
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
If you need help to make something happen, find an Aquarius. They live for helping you out, and take great pride in exceeding your expectations. They’re quick to make friends with just about anybody, and like to use their creativity for good.
Ideal jobs for Supporters: Cosmetic Chemist, Head of User Testing or Charity Programme Manager.
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
You’ll find Pisces behind the scenes, selflessly helping others and staying out of the limelight. They will stick with a project until the end, and will insist on having time to mull over a problem before deciding on a solution.
Ideal job for Trainers: Museum Curator, Scientific Author or Climate Change Advisor.
Aries: March 21 – April 19
The courage and independence of Aries means they’ll stick to their guns no matter who the opposition is, and they won’t be afraid of speaking up to convince others that they’re right.
Ideal jobs for Persuaders: Charity Campaign Manager, Head of Marketing or Government Lobbyist.
Taurus: April 20 -May 20
You can always rely on a Taurus to be practical. They’re never happier than when working out a budget or finding a more efficient way to tackle a project, making them ideal for managing grand plans.
Ideal jobs for Managers: Project Planner, Forensic Accountant or Architect.
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Geminis are the communicators of the zodiac – they think fast and love nothing more than to grab a coffee and share their extensive knowledge with friends and colleagues. They’re great at simplifying complex information into understandable chunks.
Ideal jobs for Communicators: App Designer, Science Journalist or TV Presenter.
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Cancers do best in a team, as an essential part of a larger machine. A role that allows them to do lots of researching, with the aim of bringing order to chaos, is perfect for them.
Ideal jobs for Policy Makers: Patent Lawyer, Chief Scientific Advisor or Sustainability Consultant.
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Leos love the spotlight, and make good leaders (if a little on the dramatic side…). They’re good at problem solving and always want to be in the know, understanding not just what has happened, but why it’s happened.
Ideal jobs for Explorers: Aerospace Engineer, Oceanographer or Venture Capitalist.
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
A love of perfection and attention to detail make Virgos great at anything involving collating information or report writing. Put them at the heart of a government department or think tank and they’ll shine.
Ideal job for Service Provider: Head of Government Affairs, Academic Researcher or Chief Scientific Advisor.
Libra: September 23 – October 22
Fittingly for a sign symbolised by scales, Libras are all about equality and fairness. They’re not naturally outspoken, but are happy to step up about a cause they feel passionately about.
Ideal jobs for Regulators: Green Energy Consultant, Copyright Lawyer or Conservation Surveyor.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
You’ll always find Scorpios in the heart of the action, willing to take a leap without worrying too much about the obstacles to come. They’re natural leaders too, and want to be at the cutting edge of everything, whether that’s with technology or life in general.
Ideal job for Entrepreneurs: Start-up founder, Cryptocurrency Expert or Innovation Officer.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
A Sagittarius shows their intelligence at every opportunity, gathering information like it’s going out of style and using logic to inform their next steps. They’re an essential part of any team, because they get on well with others and are happy to explain their ideas.
Ideal jobs for Investigator: Film and TV Production Manager, Criminal Psychologist or Surgeon.