The Zodiac Signs as…Careers

By Lexie Brada

I tend to be a bit of a superstitious person. I’m the sort that still holds their breath when going past a cemetery or knocks on wood if I make a joke about something terrible befalling me. To some extent, I believe in ghosts (but that’s a story for a whole other time). So when I say that I do believe (a bit) in the Zodiacs, I mean it.

I’m not totally, 100% always on board with everything my horoscope says, but I think it helps that my star signs have always lined up pretty solidly with my personality. I don’t go out of my way to change my life according to these star signs, but I do enjoy seeing what Zodiac-related instagrams have to say about my life, and I give a mild chuckle when it does match something I’d say or do.

So, whether you are a casual fan of the Zodiac, swear by it for every choice you make, or don’t really believe but are interested to see what I have to say, I present to you…what careers you should consider according to your Zodiac! 

Gemini 

(May 21-June 20)

When it comes to Gemini, there is so much more than the stereotype that Geminis are crazy! There are plenty of great things about being a Gemini. Geminis tend to be flexible, extroverted, clever, playful, and intellectually curious. Geminis are also said to be fantastic wordsmiths, which means that they excel at anything from poetry, to T.V. scripts, to copywriting. 

This means that if you’re a Gemini, you might want to check out a career in Search Engine Optimization, or SEO

A career in SEO can be extremely lucrative! The career average is from $50k-90K and the demand for this specialized field is currently showing 23,000 available jobs in Linkedin! 

If you’ve never heard of SEO, that’s okay. What you’d be doing as an SEO Specialist is making sure that your companies pages are hitting the top of the Google Searchbar when someone looks up queries related to what your company does. There are many ways to achieve this, including: 

  • Writing blog posts/social media accounts that are matching with common key-word searches
  • Assuring a website’s navigation is logical and easy for someone once they click
  • Aligning wording and proofing anything that goes up on socials 
  • Tracking trends and searches and updating the needs of the company’s searchability 
  • Analyzing success of socials or posts via analytics 

The reason this would be a great career for a Gemini is that it often requires a lot of writing, and a Gemini’s wordsmith skills will make this a breeze! Since Geminis also tend to be intellectually curious, the experience of analyzing data and trying out different forms will also scratch the itch to research, reflect, and re-design. Experimenting with what method works best is right up the alley of a Gemini!

If you’re interested in learning more about this career path, check out this page here! 

Cancer

June 21-July 22

When it comes to the luck of the draw for the worst names and symbols of the Zodiac, I do genuinely feel bad for Cancer babies. However, when it comes to personalities, Cancers may be some of the kindest humans I’ve ever met. Cancers tend to be very loyal and nurturing. They like to help others and find joy in making life better for everyone, not just themselves. They tend to be very good with people with their intuitive and empathetic nature. 

So, when it comes to careers that help people, Cancers tend to be doctors, nurses, or social workers. I even have a friend who is a Cancer that adores her job as a financial advisor, because she says that helping people feel good and comfortable about savings makes her feel the biggest happiness in the world.

But when it comes to career suggestions, I’d like to throw Human Resources/People Operations into the ring. 

This career will net you around $60k-85k annually and the demand for this job is literally ON FIRE! It has over 117k open positions right now and is only growing. Makes sense; whenever a company or start-up opens, they need someone in HR! 

Why would this career be a good fit? Well, HR and People Operations are all about making sure that the people of the company are fitting in where they’re supposed to. It’s about humanizing the faces and jobs behind what makes a company successful. Not only would a Cancer be extremely understanding of someone and their struggles, but they’d want to help get them to be the best they can be! People Operations also digs a bit deeper into the ‘why’ of things. They use data-driven research to help grow their company and the success of their employees in tandem. When a People Operations Manager is doing their job correctly, their company is seeing growth, the people in their jobs are at a good place, and this means a Cancer is happy, because they’re helping to maximize the potential of everyone involved. 

If you want to know more about this career, check out this page

Leo

(July 23-August 22)

The Lions. Kings of the Forest. All those crazy-fun end-of-summer babies! My family got the lionshare of Leo birthdays (pun intended) with three out of seven of my family members born to the Lion Zodiac. And boy, are they traditional Leos, in the best of ways!

If you’re a Leo, you tend to be the trend-setter. More than that, you’re a natural leader. People want to follow Leos and trust what they have to say, because they often have great interpersonal skills. They are compassionate, have huge hearts, and tend to be thoughtful with responsibility often placed on their shoulders. 

With all of this in mind, having a job as a Social Media Marketing Manager seems like something a Leo would not only enjoy for their own sake, but would bring success to their company too! 

A Social Media Marketer can expect between $55k-$85k per year at this sort of career. The demand is currently very high and only will continue to grow, because by logic, social media in one form or another is here to stay! With new social media platforms popping up every day, this field will be open and needing candidates for a long, long time. 

This job relies heavily on a connection between a company’s brand, social media platforms, and the people watching/viewing the posts. To want to buy a product means trusting the brand and what its socials are saying. Think of your favorite company’s social account. Maybe the Wendy’s Twitter comes to mind? Whoever is behind that Twitter knows what will get people interested. Even if we know it’s a huge company and not a real single ‘Wendy’ posting to Twitter, a part of us likes to pretend it is. Why? Because this feels like a real person, someone we are inclined to trust, someone that might seem like a friend due to their relatable humor, and not someone just trying to peddle a product.

This job can be tough to do, but Leos have a natural affinity to the sort of personality that this job requires! If this job sounds intriguing to you, read more about it here

Virgo

(August 23-September 22)

Though your dear author falls on a ‘cusp’ birthday (or a birthday at the end/beginning of a Zodiac sign), she’s always felt like a Virgo truly was her sign. No shade to the Libras of the world out there, but a Virgo fits this writer nearly to a T. 

Virgos tend to be the analyzers of the world. If there is a problem to be had, set a Virgo on it and you’ll have twenty solutions by the end of the hour. Virgos also tend to be very down to earth, like most Earth Signs out there. They are extremely practical and logical, but that doesn’t mean that they’re aloof or standoffish. Virgos often have insane attention to detail and mad organizational skills. Delegating may as well be their middle name, and Perfectionist should be their last! 

So, if you’re a Virgo, perhaps you should consider a career in Project Management? This job pays about $75k-$110K. This is a very in-demand job expected to grow by 33% in the next decade, meaning that there will be jobs and continue to be openings in this field! 

This career is exactly what it sounds like. As a Project Manager you…manage projects. However, this doesn’t mean it’s a walk in the park. As a Project Manager, you’ll be in charge of:

  • Keeping dates, deliverables, and milestones in order and running smoothly
  • Communicating between teams to assure projects are going according to plan 
  • Troubleshooting between teams if there is an issue
  • Producing agreed-upon products in the scope expected
  • Leading teams

If you’re a Virgo and reading this, this may seem like a dream job to you! The need to be insanely organized? Check! The ability to remember lots of tiny, microscopic details? Yep! In charge of making sure that things go according to plan, or taking control? You got it! Chance to analyze data to make the next project run better? Say less, I’m already there. 

If this job sounds awesome to you, check out more about it here!

Libra

(September 23-October 22)

Hey there Libras! Out of the ‘mascots’ for the Zodiacs, inanimate objects are rare, but here are Libras, here to break the status-quo. For all of you unaware, the Libra is shown to be a pair of scales. 

If you’re a Libra, chances are you’re an extrovert. You’re someone who is generally understanding and is able to see all sides of an argument. You aren’t one who jumps to conclusions quickly. You’re very intelligent and have a persuasive streak that could make anyone believe anything…hopefully you’re using that for good! If you’re a Libra, you crave harmony and balance.

So, I know that this is probably going to seem like the easy or expected career choice, but if it’s not broken, don’t fix it! So yes, Libras, I’m going to suggest that an Attorney at Law matches up with you in every sense of the way. 

We probably already know that Lawyers make great pay, but if you need a refresher, the average seems to be hovering at $90k-$150k annually. Not shabby at all! Also, despite this being a job that’s been around for a long time, it’s expected that 50,100 lawyer jobs will be open by the year 2028, meaning you’ll have plenty of chances to score that dream position. 

An Attorney advises and represents clients on legal issues and matters. They appear in court on behalf of their clients and guide them through the entire legal process. Some of their major responsibilities include researching information, gathering evidence, drafting legal documents, and providing legal advice.

If you want to learn more about this career, check out this page! 

Scorpio

(October 23-November 21)

While some people think that Scoripos are the most aloof of the Zodiac signs, and yes that might be true (going off the three Scorpios I know very, very well), if you manage to befriend a Scoripo, you have a friend for life!

When it comes to the Scorpio Life, this Zodiac is often honest (maybe brutally so sometimes), ambitious, brave, extremely loyal, and very intelligent. Basically, if a Scorpio wants to get something done, they will GET IT DONE (and they’ll do it well). 

Scorpios tend to be attracted to jobs that challenge them, let them be analytical and explore something new everyday. This is why, if you’re a Scorpio, you should consider being a Psychiatrist

The pay scale for this is certainly worth the schooling required, at $100k-$200k annually as the average.We know you’ll tackle Med School like it’s a breeze. If a Scorpio wants to go to Med School, by gosh, they are going to go to Med School.

As mental health continues to be a more open conversation as the years continue, this career will only continue to grow and be needed. 

The reason that this job is perfect for a Scorpio is that every person’s mind will be like a maze. It will be their job to untangle what is bothering their clients and help them achieve a sense of balance. Every day will be different, and it takes a great deal of intuition and person-to-person skills to not only discover how to help someone, but to be a person that your clients want to talk to.

If this career sounds like a match for you, check more about it out here!

Sagittarius 

(November 22-December 21)

If you are close to a Sagitarius, your life is likely the definition of ‘An Adventure’. As someone already established to be a Virgo that tends to like their life to be a certain way, having a Sagitarius friend has been awesome for me, as it’s encouraged me to be a bit more spontaneous than my natural predisposition would allow. 

A Sagittarius is a risk-taker. They crave adventure. Sitting still for too long, in a literal or metaphorical sense, seems like their worst nightmare. They are absolutely the definition of ‘go with the flow and see what happens’ when they are living their life. They are a risk-taker, as taking the easy road has never been an option for them. Sagittarius babies also tend to have a great mind for business or sports. If you know a Sagittarius, chances are they are a businessperson by day and a king or queen of sports by night! 

If you’re an ‘archer’ that’s not slowing down any time soon, the perfect mesh of these two worlds is Recruiting! Specifically, you might want to look into Sports Recruiting, but let’s just talk about Recruiting in general. 

As a recruiter, you’ll be bringing home an average of $50k-$120k. The demand for this job is on the rise, as businesses are figuring out that people that are great at finding exactly what a company needs and not going through the stress of a thousand hopeful interviewees is a way to work smarter, not harder. 

Recruiters match qualified candidates to open positions and facilitate the entire interview process between both sides. They can work internally at a company or for recruiting agencies that fill roleson behalf of companies. Recruiting agencies often pay Recruiters commission for higher upside potential. This might be perfect for a Sagittarius, because filling each needed position is a challenge to take on. It also is a job that changes every day. If you’re specifically a sports recruiter, you’ll be going to games and talking to athletes to find the perfect puzzle piece to a team’s dynamic. you may get to extend your personal passion into your day job, which is what so many of us dream of doing. 

If this is a job that seems like it could be your thing, check out more about it here

Capricorn 

(December 22-January 19)

Capricorns are the born entrepreneurs of the world! They’re the ones going out there, putting their product or business on the line and making some money!

Capricorns have a wide variety of skills and personality traits perfect for that sort of work, including hardworking, ambitious, driven, highly enthusiastic and enterprising. They are always looking at a different way to sell or promote something, so a job in Brand Marketing would be perfect for a Capricorn! 

A brand marketer will make between $55k-80k per year, and this career is a fast-growing one, as with every new company opened, they need someone to be the spokesperson to determine how a brand will look, act, and be seen by others. 

Brand Managers are responsible for ensuring that the products, services, and product lines that fall under their domain resonate with current and potential customers. They're tasked with engaging customers to enhance brand loyalty.

This job would be perfect for a Capricorn because it would provide a unique challenge. Sure, you can always market products, but how do you market a brand? What does it take to make a brand memorable (in a good way) and have it stick in the public’s consciousness? This Everest is exactly the sort of thing a Capricorn would have fun and success with; they could use their ambition to make their brand a household name! 

If you want to find out more about Brand Marketing, check out this page here!

Aquarius 

(January 20-February 18)

This water-type Zodiac is the definition of optimism. If you’re feeling down, find an Aquarius to remind you that the world is never as bad as it seems. 

Aquarius tends to be self-reliant and independent, clever, optimistic, innovative and original. Aquarius will never be the ones going along with everyone else just because that’s ‘how it’s done’. Instead, expect Aquarius to be the ones that find new and interesting ways to do things. 

Because of these traits, we’d tell an Aquariius to go into Product Marketing! If you’re getting into Product Marketing, expect to be making about $80k-$100k per year. At last check, this job had over 185,00 open positions, meaning that there are lots of places looking for someone with this type of skill-set. 

Product Marketers are at the forefront of collaborating with engineers and creative teams to help bring a product from concept to commercialization. They're involved in things like pricing, strategy, market analysis, branding, and messaging.

Marketing is a lot about finding the perfect (and sometimes a completely new and original) way to sell a product! This job is awesome for someone who enjoys a bit of freedom and the chance to figure out the best path to getting your product seen and bought or subscribed to. 

If you want to learn what’s up with Project Marketing, click on this link here!

Pisces 

(February 19-March 20)

Hi there fish-friends! 

Pisces, the fish Zodiac, are sympathetic to others, highly imaginative, creative, and have an open-mind that will make you rethink the way that you see the world! If you have a Pisces in your life, the way they think about how things work will blow you away! Pisces also tend to be gracious and emotionally aware of those around them. They’re probably the least likely friend to say something really silly or put their foot in their mouth. 

If you’re a Pisces and this sounds like you, then I think you’re well suited for a career in Community Management! This sort of career will give you a salary between $60k-$75k and is a part of a social media team that is very up and coming!

Community Managers are similar to Social Media Managers. However, as their title implies, Community Managers are much more community-centered. While both roles have overlapping responsibilities, the goals of each are different. Social Media Managers attempt to grow the brand’s reach and following, while Community Managers are dedicated to growing engagement and building brand awareness. ​

Why is the perfect job for a Pisces? Well, people tend to be more willing to buy from a brand if they feel a connection to it. If you have someone whose sole job is interacting with their community and making the people who have bought or are thinking of buying from your company feel seen, you’re going to be a step above a lot of other brands. A Piisces has the ability to imagine what a consumer may be thinking to meet them on their level. Their emotional awareness means they’ll handle difficult topics or complaints with ease and cinch a loyal customer forever.

If this sounds like a job you’d like, check out this page here!

Aries 

(March 21-April 19th)

When I think of Aries, I just think of a ram. And then I go, ‘yeah, this Zodiac is super accurate to that animal’. 

If you’re not familiar with Aries, let me break it down for you. These spring-time babies are incredibly ambitious. They tend to be very assertive; if an Aries isn’t happy with something, they’ll be sure to let you know. On the plus side, it’s always great to have an Aries friend when you’re out and about if you are the type of person who doesn’t like speaking up if a food order is wrong. Your Aries friend is basically the Mom Friend who will be sure to take care of that! Aries are also creative beings that like their organization. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Aries thrive on competition. 

So, if you’re an Aries and you’re looking for that perfect fit, you should consider a career in Sales! Let’s talk specifically about technology sales. If you hold this position, expect to pull in an average $90k base, plus some awesome commissions anywhere up to $160k. With the boom of tech, there will always be a need to have someone able to promote it, so this is a great field to be getting into. 

Did you know Tech Sales professionals are often the highest paid employees in the company? It's because salespeople build relationships to sell products and bring in revenue. And revenue is what keeps a company alive. A great product isn't going to sell itself, and it takes strong salespeople to get people and companies to purchase a product.

The reason this would be the best fit for an Aries is, firstly, competition. This sort of job breeds and demands it. You have to want to prove your product is the best to beat out competitors, and a commission is a great incentive to really push an Aries to sell their heart out. You also often have to be highly creative when it comes to sales, which means that an Aries will rise to this challenge. Lastly, extroverts tend to like the feeling of persuading others to buy something, and an Aries assertiveness will get their foot in the door of any company they want to sell to. 

If you want to learn more about this job, check out this page! 

Taurus 

(April 20-May 20)

Last, but certainly not least, is our Earth-Sign bull, the Taurus! 

If you’re a Taurus, chances are you like being down to earth and practical. You’re the sort of person that really craves a sense of control and security; the ‘let’s just figure it out as we go along’ of a Saggitarius would drive a Taurus crazy! They also, though, tend to like the more luxurious things in life, or have an affinity for items of value - whether it’s just of value to them, or to the general public. Taurus are hard workers, sometimes to the point of being stubborn. But, you can always count on a Taurus to get done what they need to get done. 

If this sounds like who you are as a person, then you should look into Financial Advisory as your perfect job! This job will pay you between $60k-$91k starting out, and employment opportunities for personal financial advisors are expected to grow 5% by 2028.

Financial Advisors work with clients to create comprehensive financial plans. These plans summarize the current financial state of the client and establish guidelines to help clients achieve their financial goals. Financial Advisors help clients with saving and budgeting for big life events and often execute trades and investments on behalf of the client. The goal of Financial Advisors is to help their clients understand what is involved with meeting their financial goals and to teach their clients about budgeting, saving, investment, insurance, and tax matters.

A  Taurus may find comfort in having a job with something very dependable, like money. It’s a hard job sometimes, and can be very specific, but a hard-working Taurus won’t find the work daunting. A job that is rooted in the idea of security will make any Taurus grin, and working with people to make their lives also more financially secure is taking what they do best and monetizing it.

If this is a job that piques your interest, take a look at it more in-depth over here!

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