Then you wouldn't necessarily be doing nonrate work. You would be assisting the EM's until you went to EM school, and you would continue doing EM work once you completed it.
"To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kinda scary. I've wondered where this started, and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad." - Deep Thought by Jack Handey