I am due to start the surgical technician program in about 4 weeks and after doing some research I am undecided now. I hear it is hard to get employment after if you don't get hired on during your clinical. I also was hoping to be able to only work part time starting out as I still have a small son and was set on not working ft until he was school age. I also heard about the bad personalities of OR staff, wondering if I can handle all the stress that goes along the career. I don't want to be hooked to a pager the rest of my life either and most jobs I look up are for 40 hr wks plus on call.....Think I may be to mommy minded for this?!