Today is the eve of Chinese New Year.

Like Christmas and Thanksgiving that is important in the Western part, Chinese New Year is an important family-oriented event. Every time this year, I am grateful for a lot of things and people. I feel blessed and lucky. I count my good fortune every morning when I wake up and smile when I go to bed every night.

For this Chinese New Year, I want to do a fun post. The Chinese have a zodiac calendar (much like the horoscope) and each of the twelve years is represented by an animal. There is this story I really like about why and how the animals are derived in the zodiac calendar and you can read it here! It’s a great story to share with your kids as well. https://wehavekids.com/education/Chinese-Zodiac-Story

But this post is not for kids. Based on the zodiac animals characteristics, I’m going to recommend the best jobs under your sign. Let’s see if your current job matches your zodiac sign!

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Rat

Born in the Year of: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Zodiac Personality: Charming, quick-witted, clever, sharp and motivated by money

Ideal occupation: Sales, Stockbroker, Wealth Manager, Entrepreneur, Actor / Actress

Famous People Born in the Year of the Rat: Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Haruki Murakami, Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andrew Grove, Al Gore, Tim Cook

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Ox

Born in the Year of: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Zodiac Personality: Goal-oriented, meticulous, strong leadership, serious, stubborn and introverted

Ideal occupation: Accountant, Uniformed Group like Army, Navy, Police, Private Investigator, Banker

Famous People Born in the Year of the Ox: Barack Obama, Margaret Thatcher, Larry Page, Peter Agre, Charles Schwab, Sergey Brin

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Tiger

Born in the Year of: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Zodiac Personality: Authoritative, strong leadership, charming, ambitious, warm-hearted, prone to take risks

Ideal occupation: Teacher, Uniformed Group like Army, Navy, Police, Entrepreneur, Event planner

Famous People Born in the Year of the Tiger: Elizabeth II, Victoria Beckham, Steve Wozniak, Richard Branson, Hugh Hefner, Arianna Huffington

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Rabbit

Born in the Year of: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Zodiac Personality: Popular, kind-hearted, compassionate, sincere, caring

Ideal occupation: Nurse, Teacher, Social Worker, Doctor, Vet, Customer Service, Tour Guide

Famous People Born in the Year of the Rabbit: Michael Jordan, Vidal Sassoon, Ralph Lauren, Robin Williams, Jeff Bezos, Hubert de Givenchy

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Dragon

Born in the Year of: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Zodiac Personality: Charismatic, proud, passionate and natural born leaders

Ideal occupation: Lawyers, Entrepreneur, Sales, Marketing, Uniformed Group like Army, Navy, Police, Engineer

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dragon: Lee Hsien Loong, Martin Luther King Jr., Vladimir Putin, Andy Warhol, Jack Ma, Tony Fernandes, Paul Allen

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Snake

Born in the Year of: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025

Zodiac Personality: Good with money, analytical, bored easily, responsible, good memory

Ideal occupation: Scientist, Analyst, Designer, Painter, Astrologer

Famous People Born in the Year of the Snake: Liz Claiborne, Ben Bernanke, Michael Dell, Robert Kraft, Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Oprah Winfrey

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Horse

Born in the Year of: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026

Zodiac Personality: Competitive, enjoy socialising, good communicators, quick-witted, impatient

Ideal occupation: Language instructor, Publicist, Marketing, Sales

Famous People Born in the Year of the Horse: Neil Armstrong, Larry Flynt, Martin Scorsese, Calvin Klein, Warren Buffett

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Sheep

Born in the Year of: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

Zodiac Personality: Creative, thinkers, calm, sensitive, smart, insecure

Ideal occupation: Editor, Graphic designer, Writer, Philosopher, Scientist

Famous People Born in the Year of the Sheep: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, R. L. Stine, Jimmy Kimmel, Christine Lagarde, Satya Nadella

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Monkey

Born in the Year of: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

Zodiac Personality: Energetic, upbeat, natural leader, enthusiastic, excellent communication skills, curious, lack of self-control

Ideal occupation: Journalist, Engineer, Sales, PR manager, Entrepreneur

Famous People Born in the Year of the Monkey: Elizabeth Taylor, Theresa May, Tony Hawk, Felipe VI, David Copperfield, Larry Ellison, Susan Wojcicki, Robert Mundell

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Rooster

Born in the Year of: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029

Zodiac Personality: Resourceful, observant, helpful, natural hard worker, analytical, straightforward, highly motivated

Ideal occupation: Insurance consultant, Customer service, Teacher, Bookkeeper

Famous People Born in the Year of the Rooster: Aung San Suu Kyi, Jim Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Caine

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Dog

Born in the Year of: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030

Zodiac Personality: Loyal, faithful, hardworking, trustworthy, resourceful, creative, temperamental

Ideal occupation: Judge, Professor, Counsellor, Doctor, Social worker

Famous People Born in the Year of the Dog: Steven Spielberg, Prince William, Gianni Versace, Tim Burton, Giorgio Armani, Diane von Furstenberg, Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, George Bush

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Pig

Born in the Year of: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031

Zodiac Personality: Nice, good-mannered, attention to detail, reliable, creative, perfectionists

Ideal occupation: Entertainer, Chef, Artist, Designer, Technician

Famous People Born in the Year of the Pig: Justin Trudeau, Edward Snowden, Hillary Clinton, David Letterman, Elon Musk, Luciano Pavarotti, Stephen King

Okay, off to my celebrations! Come and let me know what sign are you and if your occupation matches your sign in the comments below!


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25 replies on “Best Jobs for Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

  1. This was fun. I’m a dragon and was a librarian and am now becoming a writer. We had four dragons in our nine person section of the library. Lots of strong willed people including the boss.

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  2. Very interesting! I was born in the year of the Rat. I’m looking forward to 2020. Sadako, my wife, is a Tiger. Together we make a pretty good team! 🙂

    I was an educator and always maintained that teachers are a brand of actors and actresses! So that fits. Money! My early adult years were plagued with money issues caused by my poor money management skills. Sigh. So that doesn’t fit. Oh, and I always winced at the title “Rat” sounds horrid a la our western cultural attitude towards rodents.

    But then I love the story of the Great Race of the twelve animals crossing the river. The rat rode on the back of the ox and then jumped ashore being the first to arrive! Hence he’s the first ashore and the winner and the good ol ox is number two.

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