School to be a surgical tech can take anywhere from nine months to two years. If you are seeking your certificate and certification as a surgical tech you will most likely complete your training in about one year. If you do choose to specialize in a specific surgical area such as open heart surgery or obstetrics then you will most likely require more specialized schooling which would take a bit longer than the minimum. Surgical Techs with specialized areas usually make a better salary and are a bit more in demand due to their higher level of education.
With the economy being in the state that it is in right now many Americans are looking for careers and simply just a job. There are so many different careers out there that you can pursue. Currently the medical field is desperately seeking trained and certified surgical technicians. There are so many different types of careers out there, but the medical field is always going to be here. People are always going to need doctors and surgeons. Anesthesiologists are constantly on cases and nurses are in demand as well. Surgical techs have the opportunity to work with all of these medical professionals. Nurses, anesthesiologist and surgeons all work with and depend on surgical techs to prep patients, transport patients and work in operation room during cases.