Pharmacy technicians usually work in retail pharmacies, helping pharmacists fill prescriptions. They may count pills and label bottls, however any questions from patients are referred to the pharmacist. Pharmacy aides, who lack the certification of a pharmacy technician, usually gain on-the-job training working with the pharmacy technicians. State regulations vary regarding the jobs a pharmacy technician is allowed to perform. Job opportunities are excellent for pharmacy technicians. In addition to retail pharmacies, they may work in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities.