So I'm graduating college next May with a BS in Recreation Management. Concentration in Parks and Recreation and a minor in Sustainable Development. I hope to start a career as a Park Ranger and be somewhere, anywhere in North Carolina. I was hoping there were some Seasoned Rangers out there who could tell me what they think about it. Simple questions like "do you use a department issue sidearm or carry your own?" "what DO you carry?" and "what is the job outlook looking like?" It would also be awesome to know how I get a job as a Ranger in the first place. All I know is USAjobs.com. I also hear that in this day and age, you have to make yourself as marketable as possible, so I try. I'm bringing to the table my degree, BSA Climbing Instructor, CPR/AED/First Aid/BBP, Eagle Scout and possibly WFR and LNT instructor.