Torn between brutal honesty and encouragement.....
Honesty: As a surgical tech, you will most certainly be multi-tasking - far more than you realize. While it is true that you will only have one patient to deal with at a time, during most surgical procedures you will need to think fast, anticipate, be constantly preparing for the next step as well as responding to emergent problems/complications requiring you to communicate efficiently with other team members while remaining focused on the task at hand. Despite the fact that everyone wears personal protection in the OR (sterile gloves, gowns, face masks etc) you will be exposed to bodily fluids every single case, every single day. You are also working with sharp objects every single case, every single day. While sometimes we do know the patient's HIV or hepatitis status, there are times when we do not. The truth is that the best techs on the best days can and do get stuck with a sharp object that exposes them to bodily fluids. Blood/fluids splash. Surgical plume..... don't even get me started on surgical plume.
Myths: Not all surgery centers are abortion clinics. Yes, generally, you can decline to scrub in on abortions at most/many large hospital facilities, but at the end of the day if a patient is crashing and there is nobody else available, you will be expected to do your job. Surgery centers will offer less call/weekend commitment, but you cannot always be certain of getting off work on time - and there is no second shift to come and relieve you.
Encouragement: The work is awesome and you will have the honor and privilege to be part of a life-changing, life-enhancing team. The standards are high; the expectations are high; and the commitment is 100%. While it can be difficult to find a starter job as a surg tech, once you have experience you will be a valuable commodity. It is hard work, in a challenging high stress environment, but as an ex-surg tech myself I can honestly say that I wouldn't have missed the opportunity.
Good luck, whatever you decide to do.