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Schooling to become a surgical tech can take anywhere from nine months to two years at one of the surgical tech schools in Mississippi. If you choose to specialize in a specific area of surgery such as open heart surgery or neurosurgery then you should plan on being in school for approximately two years.
If you have ever thought about going into some aspect of the medical field then there is no better time than now to get started. There is a great demand for trained and certified surgical techs. Surgical techs are a very important part of a surgical team. Anesthesiologists, nurses and surgeons all depend on surgical techs to help care for the patient both before and after surgery. Surgical techs have a lot of responsibilities all of which are extremely important.
Some of the responsibilities of surgical techs include preparation of patients before surgery including transport. Surgical techs are responsible for monitoring the vital signs of patients during and after surgery as well as cleaning the operating room, sterilizing tools, handing tools to surgeons and making sure that surgeons and nurses have all of the necessary equipment and tools. They will also be called upon to cut sutures.